Published Saturday, November 10, 2012 AT 9:55 PM / Updated at 9:56 PM
Women’s Basketball: Temple at Nebraska
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

The Nebraska women’s basketball team hosts Temple at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday.

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When: 2:05 p.m. Sunday
Where: Devaney Center, Lincoln
Radio: 93.3 FM in Omaha, 107.3 FM in Lincoln

Temple (1-0)
C, Victoria Macaulay, 6-4, Sr., 21.0
F, Natasha Thames, 6-0, Jr., 0.0
F, Sally Kabengano, 5-10, Fr., 7.0
G, Tyonna Williams, 5-6, So., 4.0
G, May Dayan, 5-7, Fr., 8.0
Nebraska (1-0)
F, Hailie Sample, 6-1, So., 10.0
F, Emily Cady, 6-2, So., 7.0
F, Jordan Hooper, 6-2, Jr., 7.0
G, Lindsey Moore, 5-9, Sr., 15.0
G, Brandi Jeffery, 5-7, So., 10.0

Scouting Temple: In their season opener, the Owls beat Montana 55-41 with Victoria Macaulay having one of the best games of her career. A three-year starter, Macaulay hasn’t had to be the team’s top scoring option before this season. Temple went to three straight NCAA tournaments before playing in the WNIT last year. It’s now in full rebuilding mode with two freshmen from overseas — Sally Kabengano (Sweden) and May Dayan (Israel) — in the starting lineup. Look for Rateska Brown, who scored 13 points in the opener, to be a dangerous 3-point shooter off the bench.

Scouting NU: The Huskers shook off the rust to beat North Carolina A&T 68-50 in the season opener, but Jordan Hooper hasn’t quite found her stroke, missing 10 shots Friday. For Hailie Sample — who missed most of the summer and fall with a foot injury — to be playing so well is a plus. She began to grow as an offensive player late last year and played arguably her best offensive game in the opener. Look for freshman guard Rachel Theriot, who struggled with five turnovers in the opener, to steady her game.

Opening tips: Husker coach Connie Yori needs one more victory to surpass Angela Beck for the most wins in school history. Yori has 191 wins at Nebraska. … Husker guard Lindsey Moore made her 100th career start vs. North Carolina A&T. … Anyone with a ticket to the Nebraska men’s basketball game Sunday will get into the women’s game for free, and any former or current members of the military with a military ID get free admission, as well.

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