LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska women’s basketball team is set to wrap up its three-game home stand with a Tuesday night clash against the UNC Wilmington Seahawks. The showdown at Pinnacle Bank Arena, starting at 7 p.m., offers the Huskers an opportunity to sweep their home series and continue their impressive early-season form.
Tickets and Broadcast
Fans looking to catch the action live can secure their tickets at Huskers.com. Additionally, the game will be broadcast on the Husker Radio Network, with live audio available on 107.3 FM in Lincoln, 590 AM in Omaha, the Huskers App, and Huskers.com. For visual coverage, B1G+ subscribers can access the live video stream.
Nebraska (6-2) enters the game with considerable momentum, having secured wins over Florida Atlantic and Georgia Tech in their last two outings. The Big Red showcased their resilience against Georgia Tech, overturning a 15-point third-quarter deficit with a stunning shooting display in the second half.
Spotlight on Husker Players
Jaz Shelley, a two-time Ann Meyers-Drysdale Award candidate, has been pivotal for Nebraska, recently joining the ranks of Husker history as the 37th 1,000-point scorer. Additionally, her ascent into the top five on Nebraska’s career three-point list is a testament to her impact on the court.
Alexis Markowski, another critical player for the Huskers, continues to deliver dominant performances. With her third consecutive double-double and fourth of the season against Georgia Tech, she remains a vital cog in Nebraska’s machinery.
Freshman Natalie Potts has also made a significant mark early in her Husker career, leading the Big Ten in field goal percentage and showcasing her scoring and rebounding abilities.
The Opponents: UNCW Seahawks
UNC Wilmington (2-5), under the guidance of first-year head coach Nicole Woods, will look to bounce back from their recent loss at Iowa State. The Seahawks rely heavily on senior Evan Miller, who leads the team in scoring, and redshirt freshman Taylor Henderson, a key contributor in both points and rebounds.
This matchup marks the first meeting in history between Nebraska and UNC Wilmington in women’s basketball. Nebraska boasts an impressive record against teams from North Carolina, with an unblemished 9-0 home record.
- Nebraska has never lost at home to a team from North Carolina, holding a 9-0 record.
- Natalie Potts, a two-time Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week, leads the conference in field goal percentage.
- Alexis Markowski, a dominant force inside, leads the Big Ten in rebounding.
- Jaz Shelley, with her scoring prowess, has moved up Nebraska’s career lists in both assists and three-pointers.
- The Huskers have a solid record in recent games against teams from North Carolina, with an ongoing eight-game winning streak.
This game provides Nebraska a platform to demonstrate their strength before diving deeper into the season. With a blend of experienced players and emerging talent, the Huskers aim to solidify their position as a formidable force in women’s college basketball.
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