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Nebraska vs Indiana 2.3

Indiana guard Jaelynn Penn (left) runs alongside Nebraska guard Hannah Whitish (3) as she dribbles the ball toward the net on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

Nebraska (10-12, 5-6)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Hannah Whitish; 5-9; Jr.; 10.2; 2.9

G Nicea Eliely; 6-1; Jr.; 7.9; 4.0

G Taylor Kissinger; 6-1; So.; 8.9; 3.6

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

C Kate Cain; 6-5; So.; 7.1; 6.3

Michigan (14-9, 5-6 Big Ten)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Amy Dilk; 6-0; Fr.; 7.7; 3.7

G Nicole Munger; 5-11; Sr.; 10.4; 3.1

G Deja Church; 5-10; So.; 8.8; 4.3

F Hailey Brown; 6-1; So.; 7.5; 4.5

C Hallie Thome; 6-5; Sr.; 12.9; 6.0

Time: 6 p.m. | TV: BTN Plus | Radio: 107.3

Scouting: Hallie Thome, a 6-foot-5 senior center and preseason All-Big Ten pick leads Michigan with 13.7 points and 6.9 rebounds in Big Ten play. Thome had 14 points and seven rebounds when Nebraska beat Michigan 70-56 on Dec. 28.

Trending: Nebraska guard Hannah Whitish has had her two best scoring games of the season in the last two games, with 28 points against Purdue and 16 points against Indiana. She’s scored in double figures six straight games for Nebraska, which is the longest streak of the season for any Nebraska player.

Forecasting: For the second straight game, Nebraska plays a team that has the same conference record as it. Nebraska lost the previous game 82-78 against Indiana. Earlier this season, Nebraska rallied for a 70-56 win against Michigan by outscoring the Wolverines 33-13 in the fourth quarter. Michigan had a good week last week, with wins against then-No. 13 Iowa and Wisconsin. Michigan is ranked No. 57 in the RPI. Nebraska is 101st.

— 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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