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Fast-break points: Lineups and quick hits for Nebraska-Rutgers

Fast-break points: Lineups and quick hits for Nebraska-Rutgers

Nebraska vs. Wisconsin women's basketball, 1.9

The Huskers celebrate defeating Wisconsin on Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

A closer look at the Nebraska women's basketball team's matchup against Rutgers.

Nebraska (13-2, 3-1 Big Ten)

Player Height Year PPG RPG
G) Hannah Whitish 5-9 Senior 8.5 3.4
G) Sam Haiby 5-9 Sophomore 11.4 3.4
G) Nicea Eliely 6-1 Senior 8.4 4.4
F) Ashtyn Veerbeek 6-2 Sophomore 8.7 5.4
C) Kate Cain 6-5 Junior 10.1 7.7

Rutgers (13-2, 3-1)

Player Height Year PPG RPG
G Tekia Mack 6-1 Junior 13.3 6.6
G Khadaiza Sanders 5-7 Senior 10.1 3.5
G Arella Guirantes 5-11 Junior 19.9 7.2
F Mael Gilles 6-1 Junior 7.2 5.5
C Jordan Wallace 6-3 Senior 6.7 5.1

Time, location, radio: 1 p.m., Piscataway, New Jersey, 107.3.

Scouting: Rutgers has the Big Ten's leading scorer in junior Arella Guirantes. The guard, who transferred from Texas Tech two years ago, is averaging 19.9 points and a team-leading 7.2 rebounds per game. Those numbers are about double her production from her first season as a starter at Rutgers last year. She’s shooting 41% on three-pointers.

Trending: Nebraska coach Amy Williams recently got her 150th win as an NCAA Division I head coach. After another win on Thursday against Wisconsin, her record is now 151-95 in eight years as a head coach in Division I. She had a 96-44 record in four seasons at South Dakota and is now 55-51 in her fourth season at Nebraska.

Forecasting: Rutgers has the No. 6 ranked defense in NCAA Division I, allowing opponents to score just 52.1 points per game. If Nebraska can win on the road, it would be one of its best victories of the season.

— Brent C. Wagner


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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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