SIU-Edwardsville vs. Nebraska, 11/11/17

Nebraska's Maddie Simon (24) tries to stop a drive SIU-Edwardsville's Donshel Beck (31) in the first half Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

GWYNETH ROBERTS, JOURNAL STAR

UMKC (0-1)

Player | Ht. | Yr.| PPG | RPG

G Daijane Dillard; 5-4; Sr.; 0.0; 2.0

G Aries Washington; 5-9; Sr.; 16.0; 5.0

G Samantha Waldron; 5-11; Sr.; 11.0; 2.0

F Kristen Moore; 6-0; Jr.; 22.0; 6.0

F Kiana Law; 6-1; Sr.; 11.0; 12.0

WHO TO WATCH

Moore. She scored 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting in the Kangaroos’ season opener.

NEBRASKA (1-0)

Player | Ht. | Yr. | PPG | RPG

G Hannah Whitish; 5-9; So.; 8.0; 7.0

G Taylor Kissinger; 6-1; Fr.; 5.0; 3.0

G Jasmine Cincore; 5-10; Sr.; 4.0; 2.0

F Maddie Simon; 6-2; Jr.; 4.0; 8.0

F Darrien Washington; 6-2; Jr.; 2.0; 3.0

WHO TO WATCH

Simon. She had a career-high eight rebounds in the season opener.

THREE-POINTERS

1. Nebraska's Kate Cain was named the Big Ten Conference co-freshmen of the week. The center from Middletown, New York, came off the bench and scored 18 points, had nine rebounds and three blocked shots in the Huskers’ season opening 62-53 win against Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. The last Husker to earn the award was Hannah Whitish on Feb. 20, 2017.

2. Nebraska sophomore guard Bria Stallworth had game highs of 21 points and six assists off the bench in her first game as a Husker. The Massachusetts transfer sat out the 2016-17 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

3. UMKC opened the season with a 90-71 loss at Western Illinois on Friday. First-year head coach Jacie Hoyt inherited a UMKC squad that returned four starters from a team that went 10-19 overall and 4-10 in the Western Athletic Conference.

— Brent C. Wagner

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Brent has worked at the Journal Star for 14 years. His beats include Nebraska volleyball, women's basketball and high school soccer and cross country.

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