Rutgers vs. Nebraska 1.14

Nebraska guard Hannah Whitish (3) goes to shoot the basket as Rutgers guard Arella Guirantes (24) tries to block her shot on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

Indiana (16-6, 5-5 Big Ten)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Bendu Yeaney; 5-10; So.; 10.1; 4.1

G Jaelynn Penn; 5-10; So.; 13.4; 3.4

G Ali Patberg; 5-11; Jr.; 15.4; 5.4

F Kym Royster; 6-2; Sr.; 5.7; 5.9

F Brenna Wise; 6-0; Jr.; 13.0; 6.9

Nebraska (10-11, 5-5)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Hannah Whitish; 5-9; Jr.; 10.0; 2.9

G Nicea Eliely; 6-1; Jr.; 8.0; 4.0

G Taylor Kissinger; 6-1; So.; 9.0; 3.6

F Kayla Mershon; 6-3; Fr.; 3.0; 2.8

C Kate Cain; 6-5; So.; 7.0; 6.3

Time: 2 p.m. | Listen: 107.3 | Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena

Scouting: Junior guard Ali Patberg, who began her career at Notre Dame, is averaging 15.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and leads the Big Ten in assists with 5.1 per game.

Trending: Nebraska guard Hannah Whitish is scoring more like she did last season, when she received second-team all-conference honors. She’s scored in double-figures in five straight games, and now leads the Huskers in scoring average (10.0 per game). She’s made 16 three-pointers in the last four games.

Forecasting: Nebraska is coming off one of its best wins of the season in a 84-64 victory against Purdue on Thursday, and if it can find some consistency, has a good chance for another win. Indiana comes to Lincoln with losses in four of its last five games after climbing into the top 25 early in the Big Ten season. This season, the Hoosiers had to replace two of its all-time leading scorers in Tyra Buss and Amanda Cahill.

— Brent C. Wagner


Sports reporter

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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