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Huskers Dominate Wildcats for Convincing Victory

The Nebraska women’s basketball team extended their winning momentum with a commanding 75-50 victory over Northwestern at the Pinnacle Bank Arena on Tuesday night. This win propelled the Huskers to a 10-6 record in the Big Ten and an 18-9 overall record, marking their fourth win in the last five games. On the other hand, Northwestern faced a setback, dropping to an 8-18 overall record and 3-12 in conference play.

The game was highlighted by standout performances from Nebraska’s freshmen, Logan Nissley and Natalie Potts. Nissley, who made her second career start, dazzled the crowd with four three-pointers in the first half, contributing significantly to a 12-point lead. Potts, on her part, dominated the third period, scoring 13 of her game-high 18 points and securing a double-double with 10 rebounds. This marked her fourth double-double of the season.

Alexis Markowski, another key player for the Huskers, notched her 16th double-double of the season and the 37th of her career, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in just over 20 minutes of play. Senior Annika Stewart also made a significant impact, tying her season-high with 13 points, including a crucial eight-point streak in the fourth quarter, and contributing five rebounds, an assist, and a season-high two steals in just over 15 minutes.

The Huskers showcased their depth with 11 players logging double-figure minutes, allowing them to maintain a high level of play throughout the game. Nebraska’s bench, led by Callin Hake with seven points and Darian White with six, played a pivotal role in the win. Jaz Shelley added five points and six assists in 28 minutes, facilitating the team’s offense effectively.

Nebraska’s efficient shooting, with a 44.4 percent success rate from the field and 37.5 percent from beyond the arc, coupled with their free-throw accuracy (76.9 percent), underscored their offensive prowess. The team also dominated the boards, out-rebounding Northwestern 47-33, and narrowly won the turnover battle, 13-12.

Northwestern struggled offensively, shooting just 29.8 percent from the field, including a 35.7 percent mark from three-point range. Maggie Pina led the Wildcats with 12 points, supported by Hailey Weaver’s 11 points off the bench.

The Huskers set the tone early, establishing a 20-6 lead by the end of the first quarter, thanks to their hot three-point shooting. They continued to build on their lead in the second quarter, entering halftime with a 35-23 advantage.

Nebraska looks to continue their strong performance as they close out their home regular-season schedule against Minnesota on Senior Day. The game is set for Saturday, with a 4 p.m. (CT) tip-off, promising another exciting matchup as the Huskers aim to solidify their position in the Big Ten standings.

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