The Nebraska women's basketball team will take on Creighton in the annual meeting between the two schools on Sunday, Nov. 24 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.
The traditional clash with the Jays becomes the second announced game on Nebraska's 2019-20 season schedule, joining the Huskers' home game with Duke at Pinnacle Bank Arena in the B1G/ACC Challenge on Wednesday, Dec. 4, which was announced last week.
Nebraska returns all but one player from its 2019-20 roster, including four freshmen who combined for 893 points last season. It was the most points scored by a Husker freshman class since 1981-82, while the quartet (Leigha Brown, Sam Haiby, Kayla Mershon, Ashtyn Veerbeek) played the third-most minutes (2,222) of any freshman class in Nebraska women's basketball history.
The Huskers also return two-time All-Big Ten guard Hannah Whitish. The senior from Barneveld, Wis., needs just 34 points to become the 33rd 1,000-point scorer in Nebraska history. Fellow senior and three-year starter Nicea Eliely will add more experience for the Big Red, along with seniors Grace Mitchell and Kristian Hudson and juniors Taylor Kissinger and Kate Cain. Kissinger (Minden, Neb.) finished fourth in the nation by knocking down 45.6 percent (62-136) of her three-point attempts last season.
Incoming freshmen Isabelle Bourne, Trinity Brady and Makenzie Helms are also set to help the Huskers in 2019-20.
Creighton finished with a 15-16 overall record in 2018-19 that included an 8-10 BIG EAST Conference mark. The Jays will lose two-time first-team All-BIG EAST forward Audrey Faber to graduation. A four-year starter, Faber led the Jays in scoring (16.4 ppg), assists (86), blocks (55), three-pointers (65), free throws made and attempted (74-95) while ranking second on the team with 5.0 rebounds per game.
Creighton also loses senior Jade Owens (4.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg) and Brooke Kissinger, the older sister of Husker junior-to-be Taylor Kissinger. Brooke Kissinger (15) and Owens (19) combined for 34 starts last season.
Despite the losses of three seniors, Creighton will feature talented returners in senior Jaylyn Agnew (11.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg) and junior Temi Carda (10.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg), who both averaged double-figure points in 2018-19. Agnew earned a spot on the BIG EAST All-Tournament team as a junior, after earning second-team All-BIG EAST honors as a sophomore in 2017-18. She was the 2016-17 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year.
Senior Olivia Elger (7.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg) and junior Tatum Rembao (5.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg) add experience and production for the Jays.
Nebraska leads the all-time series with Creighton 30-14, dating back to the first meeting between the two teams on Jan. 31, 1975 - one of the first games in Husker history.
Nebraska fans can mark Thursday, Aug. 1 on their calendar as the date to meet their favorite Huskers at Nebraska Football Fan Day presented by U.S. Cellular.
The annual event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Fan Day is annually the best opportunity to meet and greet the Nebraska football players, coaches and staff before the start of the football season.
Fans should be aware of a couple changes to this year’s Fan Day. In order to manage the intense demand for Head Coach Scott Frost’s autograph line, only Nebraska JV Team members will be allowed in the Frost autograph line. The Nebraska JV team is the official kids’ club of the Huskers and is open to all kids in the eighth grade and below.
Those interested in joining the Nebraska JV team can do so beginning on July 1, by visiting Huskers.com/JVTeam.
The Coach Frost autograph line will be limited to a pre-determined number of Nebraska JV Team members on a first-come, first-served basis. The JV team members will check in at 4:30 p.m. at the Hawks Championship Center entrance.
Each JV team member may be accompanied in the line by one adult and can have one item signed. The JV team member will also be able to take a picture with Coach Frost, who will be stationed inside the Osborne Athletic Complex similar to last year’s setup. More information on Fan Day will be sent to JV Team members as Fan Day nears.
All Nebraska players and assistant coaches will be on the Memorial Stadium field, seated in similar locations as last year near the West sideline. All Husker fans are welcome to access any of the position group lines on the field, and are asked to limit their autograph requests to one item per player or coach.
More information on fan entrances and exits, parking, concessions, restrooms and other Fan Day details will be forthcoming.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jimmy Kerr homered for the third time in the College World Series, and Michigan beat Vanderbilt 7-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals. The Wolverines, who barely got into the NCAA Tournament after a poor finish to the regular season, are seeking the school's first baseball championship since 1962. Ohio State is the last Big Ten school to take home the title, winning it all in 1966.
Today's Danger update features a wrap up of the #5 Danger's 45-40 win over #4 Green Bay on Friday with Assistant Coach Damon Ware.
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The Nebraska volleyball team opened its stay in China on Monday with a five-set victory over Shanghai Bright Ubest, 25-23, 25-17, 20-25, 21-25, 15-11. Shanghai finished in third place in the Chinese Super League in 2018-19.
Capri Davis led the Huskers, now 3-2 on their Asia trip, with 14 kills. Madi Kubik had 13 kills. Lauren Stivrins added seven kills on .600 hitting, and Callie Schwarzenbach had five kills while hitting .571.
"I believe this is the first time we’ve ever won at the Shanghai gym," Head Coach John Cook said. "Everybody played in the match, and it was a great team effort. Nicklin Hames set the first two sets, and then Nicole Drewnick set the last three. We were really solid in every area to win the match."
The Huskers had a 12-6 advantage in blocks. Stivrins had six, Schwarzenbach had five and Riley Zuhn had four. NU also served 10 aces with just seven errors.
"Kenzie Knuckles and Megan Miller did an exceptional job digging balls," Cook said. "They made several big plays to keep rallies alive, and we won some big rallies."
The teams will play again on Tuesday.
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