The Nebraska women’s basketball team continues its four-game non-conference road swing when it travels to Wake Forest tonight for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Tip-off between the Huskers (7-0) and Demon Deacons (7-0) is set for 6 p.m. (CT) at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Wednesday’s battle of unbeatens in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge will be the first-ever meeting between Nebraska and Wake Forest in women’s basketball.
The Huskers head to Winston-Salem, N.C., after working their way to a title at The Dana on Mission Bay Holiday Tournament in San Diego (Nov. 26-27). The Big Red beat 2021 NCAA Tournament qualifier and Colonial Athletic Association champion Drexel (65-53) before knocking off the hosts from San Diego (64-56) on Saturday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.
Sophomore transfer Jaz Shelley (Moe, Australia) continued an outstanding start to her Husker career by erupting for 30 points on 8-of-9 shooting (6-7 3FG) in the win over Drexel. She added 16 points on 5-of-8 three-point shooting in the win over San Diego. The 5-9 guard is shooting a sizzling 62.2 percent (23-37) from long range while leading the Huskers in scoring (14.6 ppg), assists (4.6 apg), steals (11) and blocked shots (12). She also ranks second on the squad in rebounding (7.4 rpg).
• Wake Forest brings a perfect 7-0 record into its Big Ten/ACC Challenge game against Nebraska tonight in Winston-Salem, N.C.
• Last season, the Demon Deacons made their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1987-88, when current head coach Jen Hoover was a freshman on the court for Wake Forest. Hoover, who scored 1,728 points and grabbed 1,006 rebounds during her playing career for the Deacs, was a three-time All-ACC selection from 1987 to 1991. She helped Wake Forest to its first NCAA Tournament bid in 1987-88. She ended the school’s 22-year NCAA Tournament drought last season.