Published Saturday, February 18, 2012 AT 8:23 PM / Updated at 8:23 PM
Women’s Basketball: Wisconsin at Nebraska
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

>> When: 1 p.m. Sunday
>> Where: Devaney Center, Lincoln
>> TV: BTN
>> Radio: 93.3 FM in Omaha, 107.3 FM in Lincoln

Wisconsin (8-17, 4-9)
F, Ashley Thomas, 6-2, Sr., 4.8
F, Anya Covington, 6-2, Sr., 10.4
G, Jade Davis, 5-9, Sr., 6.9
G, Taylor Wurtz, 6-0, Jr., 15.9
G, Morgan Paige, 5-9, So., 9.3
Nebraska (19-6, 8-5)
F, Hailie Sample, 6-1, Fr., 3.3
F, Emily Cady, 6-2, Fr., 9.7
F, Jordan Hooper, 6-2, So., 19.7
G, Lindsey Moore, 5-9, Jr., 16.3
G, Kaitlyn Burke, 5-7, Sr., 5.0

>> Scouting Wisconsin: The Badgers have had a tougher schedule than most Big Ten teams, playing Penn State, Ohio State, Nebraska and Iowa — four of the league’s top five teams — twice. Overall, Wisconsin has the nation’s 18th toughest strength of schedule, according to UW’s three guards are good-to-great 3-point shooters, while Anya Covington is the kind of post player Nebraska’s struggled with in recent weeks. She had 14 points and 11 rebounds in the Huskers’ 75-69 win in Madison. Wisconsin led 40-35 at halftime. UW is as good — and probably better — in most areas as the team — Northwestern — that just beat the Huskers.

>> Scouting Nebraska: Nebraska’s struggling mightily with its shooting. In Big Ten play, 36 percent from the floor and 28 percent from 3-point range doesn’t win games over the long haul, and the other shoe is finally dropping on the Big Red in the form of three straight losses. Freshman Emily Cady, who had been a reliable third scorer for NU in January, has hit 6 of her last 25 shots. Quietly, freshman Hailie Sample has started to play her best basketball, averaging 7 points and 6.5 rebounds in the last two games.

>> Opening tips: Junior guard Lindsey Moore, who hurt her left leg on Thursday near the end of the loss to Northwestern, is good to go for Sunday.

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