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The Husker women hope to break a four game losing streak when they host the Lady Lions on Thursday evening Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Penn State Lady LionsThursday, Feb. 13, 2020, 7 p.m. (CT)Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,000) – Lincoln, NebraskaLive TV: NET (Brenda VanLengen, Angela Beck)Live Video: BTN+ Live Radio: Husker Sports Network (6:45 p.m.)Matt Coatney (PBP), Jeff Griesch (Analyst) Lincoln – B107.3 FM, 1400 AM KLIN; Omaha – ESPN 590 AMHuskers.com, Huskers App, TuneIn
The Huskers have lost four in a row. The latest loss was a four point decision to #18 Indiana in which the Huskers started slow and faced a 25 point deficit in the second quarter.
Penn State comes to Lincoln with a 7-17 overall record in Coach Carolyn Kieger’s first season leading the Lady Lions. Penn State is trying to snap a nine-game losing streak dating back to an 86-73 win over Michigan State in State College on Jan. 9. Most recently, the Lady Lions suffered a 70-66 loss to Illinois.
As a team, Penn State is shooting just 39.6 percent from the field for the season, including 31 percent from three-point range while averaging 5.0 made threes per game. PSU is a solid 73.1 percent at the free throw line, including 74.9 percent in Big Ten play. The Lady Lions own a plus-0.4 rebound margin on the year, but a minus-3.5 deficit on the glass in Big Ten play. Penn State also carries a negative-3.0 turnover margin on the year, including minus-3.9 in Big Ten action.
Nebraska Cornhuskers (15-9, 5-8 Big Ten)13 – Ashtyn Veerbeek – 6-2 – So. – F – 7.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg31 – Kate Cain – 6-5 – Jr. – C – 9.5 ppg, 7.4 rpg3 – Hannah Whitish – 5-9 – Sr. – G – 9.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg4 – Sam Haiby – 5-9 – So. – G – 10.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg5 – Nicea Eliely – 6-1 – Sr. – G – 8.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg
Off the Bench32 – Leigha Brown – 6-1 – So. – F – 13.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg34 – Isabelle Bourne – 6-2 – Fr. – F – 5.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg2 – Trinity Brady – 5-11 – Fr. – G – 1.9 ppg, 1.2 rpg44 – Kayla Mershon – 6-3 – So. – F – 1.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg14 – Grace Mitchell – 6-2 – Sr. – F – 1.5 ppg, 1.2 rpg11 – Kristian Hudson – 5-5 – RSr. – G – 1.1 ppg, 0.7 rpg1 – Makenzie Helms – 5-8 – Fr. – G – 0.7 ppg, 0.4 rpg
Out for Season33 – Taylor Kissinger – 6-1 – Jr. – G – 8.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg
Head Coach: Amy Williams (Nebraska, 1998)Fourth Season at Nebraska (57-58); 13th Season Overall (250-167)
Penn State Lady Lions (7-17, 1-12 Big Ten)11 – Anna Camden – 6-3 – Fr. – F – 4.8 ppg, 2.1 rpg33 – Lauren Ebo – 6-4 – So. – F – 6.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg 4 – Siyeh Frazier – 5-9 – Sr. – G – 12.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg5 – Kamaria McDaniel – 5-10 – Jr. – G – 19.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg20 – Makenna Marisa – 5-11 – Fr. – G – 9.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg
Off the Bench1 – Alisia Smith – 6-3 – Jr. – F – 6.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg23 – Shay Hagans – 5-6 – Fr. – G – 5.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg2 – Jayla James – 6-1 – Fr. – G – 0.3 ppg, 1.0 rpg10 – Mya Bembry – 6-1 – Fr. – G – 1.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg43 – Bexley Wallace – 6-3 – So. – F – 1.7 ppg, 1.4 rpg12 – Kayleigh Simon – 5-6 – Gr. – G – 0.0 ppg, 0.8 rpg
Head Coach: Carolyn Kieger (Marquette, 2006)First Season at Penn State (7-17); Sixth Season Overall (106-81)
This is one you’d like the think the Huskers should win. Unfortunately, Nebraska of late has made everything much harder than it needs to be. I think the Huskers have a great chance to get a win, but the big question is whether they can put together four quarters of basketball. If so, that could be what they need to finish the season strong.

Source: Corn Nation