A closer look at the Nebraska women's basketball team's matchup against Illinois.
Illinois (11-15, 2-13 Big Ten)
|G Brandi Beasley||5-7||Senior||8.2||2.2|
|G Jeanae Terry||5-11||Freshman||6.2||3.6|
|G Petra Holesinka||5-9||Junior||13.8||2.9|
|F Kennedi Myles||6-2||Freshman||8.9||8.4|
|F Ali Andrews||6-2||Senior||8.6||3.7|
Nebraska (16-11, 6-10 Big Ten)
|G Hannah Whitish||5-9||Senior||8.9||3.2|
|G Sam Haiby||5-9||Sophomore||10.4||4.0|
|G Nicea Eliely||6-1||Senior||8.4||4.1|
|F Ashtyn Veerbeek||6-2||Sophomore||7.3||4.5|
|C Kate Cain||6-5||Junior||9.6||7.7|
Time, location, radio: 2 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena, 107.3.
Scouting: This is the first time Nebraska and Illinois have played this season. Illinois is struggling again under second-year head coach Nancy Fahey and is in 13th place in the league standings. During league play Illinois has been outscored by an average of 18.8 points per game.
Trending: Elsewhere in the Big Ten Iowa just keeps winning at home. Iowa extended its home winning streak to 34 games over three seasons with its 97-71 victory over Wisconsin on Sunday. The Hawkeyes have the nation’s second-longest active home winning streak behind defending national champion Baylor (53).
Forecasting: If Nebraska can limit its turnovers and shoot it better than it did in a 65-52 loss against Ohio State on Wednesday Nebraska should be able to get a comfortable win. If not, they’ll probably be in yet another close game in the Big Ten.
— Brent C. Wagner