Three Big Ten women’s basketball teams remain unbeaten in conference play. Two of them, Indiana and Nebraska, are set to square off tomorrow in Lincoln.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game:
When is the game and how can I watch?
Game Date/Time: Sunday, January 7th, 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska
TV: Big Ten Network
Radio: WHCC 105.1 / WIUX 99.1
#14 Indiana (12-1, 3-0 Big Ten) became the first D-I team since 1999 to start a game 15-for-15 last time out, an 80-59 home drubbing of Michigan.
The Hoosiers’ triples trio of Yarden Garzon, Sydney Parrish, and Sara Scalia combined for nine three-pointers while Mackenzie Holmes dropped 20 points of her own down low.
“Extravagant” officiating forced Indiana’s bench to play more than expected, but let’s be honest, saying this game got interesting at any point is disingenuous. It was over after ten minutes.
When fully operational, a true gamewrecker is the only thing I see knocking off Teri Moren’s squad. You can read more about Thursday’s win here.
Nebraska (11-3, 3-0 Big Ten) are undefeated in Big Ten play with solid wins over Michigan State, Maryland, and Wisconsin.
Junior post Alexis Markowski leads the Big Ten in rebounding (9.9 rpg) and is one of three Cornhuskers averaging double figures with 17.2 points per game. Guard Jaz Shelley (12.5 ppg) and forward Natalie Potts (11.6 ppg) round out that crew.
Another note on Shelley: she and Sydney Parrish were teammates at Oregon in 2020-21. The pair are two names on the long list of highly-touted recruits who’ve recently transferred out of Eugene.
Nebraska took Indiana to overtime in Assembly Hall last year and are one of the few teams that can match the Hoosiers’ length and athleticism. The ‘Huskers start two post players in Markowski and Potts and love to get the ball inside.
Perimeter defense is another strength and opponents are converting on just 24% of attempts from deep versus head coach Amy Williams’ team.
This game will likely be decided by Indiana’s three-point shooting. If the Hoosiers stay hot they’ll take it but an off-day from downtown could spell success for Nebraska. It’ll be close regardless.