Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Purdue Boilermakers Womens 2.10

Purdue forward Ae’Rianna Harris (back center) guards Nebraska forward Ashtyn Veerbeek (front) as she goes for a layup on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

Nebraska (11-13, 6-7 Big Ten)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Hannah Whitish; 5-9; Jr.; 9.9; 3.0

G Nicea Eliely; 6-1; Jr.; 7.8; 4.2

G Taylor Kissinger; 6-1; So.; 9.0; 3.5

F Kayla Mershon; 6-3; Fr.; 2.9; 2.8

C Kate Cain; 6-5; So.; 7.4; 6.1

Maryland (22-2, 11-2)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Kaila Charles; 6-1; Jr.; 16.0; 6.1

G Taylor Mikesell; 5-11; Fr.; 14.0; 3.6

G Blair Watson; 6-0; Jr.; 8.1; 3.9

F Stephanie Jones; 6-2; Jr.; 12.9; 6.0

F Shakira Austin; 6-5; Fr.; 8.6; 10.0

Time and TV: 7 p.m. | BTN

Scouting: Junior guard Kaila Charles has scored in double figures in 51 of 59 games over the last two seasons. She scored 19 points when Maryland beat Nebraska 81-63 on Jan. 8.

Trending: In Nebraska’s last game, a win against Purdue, 56 of the Huskers’ 67 points were scored by freshmen or sophomores.

Forecasting: This one doesn’t look good for the Huskers. Maryland has won seven straight games and 10 of its last 11 games overall, and is in first place in the Big Ten Conference standings. None of the Terrapins’ last seven opponents have stayed closer than 12 points. And Nebraska has never beaten Maryland in women’s basketball, losing all 10 games.

— 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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