Maryland vs. Nebraska, 1.8

Nebraska's Nicea Eliely (5) does her introduction handshake with Sam Haiby before taking on No. 9 Maryland on Tuesday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

Rutgers (12-3, 4-0 Big Ten)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Charise Wilson; 5-5; Sr.; 7.9; 2.3

G Ciani Cryor; 5-5; Jr.; 8.7; 3.9

G Arella Guirantes; 5-11; So.; 10.6; 3.9

F Stasha Carey; 6-2; Sr.; 10.3; 6.0

C Victoria Harris; 6-3; Sr.; 6.1; 5.2

Nebraska (7-8, 2-2)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Hannah Whitish; 5-9; Jr.; 8.7; 2.5

G Nicea Eliely; 6-1; Jr.; 8.7; 4.3

G Taylor Kissinger; 6-1; So.; 9.1; 4.0

F Maddie Simon; 6-2; Sr.; 8.4; 3.9

C Kate Cain; 6-5; So.; 7.9; 6.3

Scouting: Fifth-year senior forward Stasha Carey is an all-around leader for the Scarlet Knights. She averages 10.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 blocks per game.

Trending: Nebraska and Rutgers tied for the national lead with 14-game turnarounds in the win column last season The Huskers finished 21-11 and earned an NCAA Tournament bid, while the Scarlet Knights finished 20-12 and declined a WNIT bid. Rutgers has had the better start this season and is on a seven-game winning streak that included an upset win against then-No. 4-ranked Maryland.

Forecasting: We’re only a few weeks into the conference season, but anytime you beat the first-place team in the Big Ten standings, as Rutgers is at 4-0, it would be a great win.

— 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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