When: 7:05 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Devaney Center, Lincoln
Radio: 107.3 FM in Lincoln; 93.3 FM in Omaha
Sam Houston State (1-2)
F, Britni Martin, 6-0, Sr., 16.7
F, Sequeena Thomas, 6-0, Sr., 5.0
C, Angela Beadle, 6-3, So, 10.0
G, Jasmine Johnson, 5-7, Jr., 4.0
G, Chanice Smith, 5-9, Sr., 7.3
F, Hailie Sample, 6-1, Fr., 6.3
F, Emily Cady, 6-2, Fr., 7.3
F, Jordan Hooper, 6-2, So., 15.3
G, Lindsey Moore, 5-9, Jr., 14.0
G, Brandi Jeffery, 5-7, So., 6.8
Scouting SHSU: The Bearkats are another dangerous nonconference foe for the Huskers. SHSU lost by just two to Delaware, which advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament last year, and has enough size to give NU trouble on the boards. With a 10-player rotation, the Bearkats have enough depth to withstand some of Nebraska’s withering defense. But SHSU has struggled to make shots, shooting just 35.4 percent for the year and 24.1 percent from 3-point range.
Scouting NU: Nebraska may have known its nonconference schedule was tough, but the Huskers couldn’t have expected to drop a game at South Dakota State just days after Creighton won there. NU was consistently outhustled on the boards and turned the ball over 18 times. When forward Jordan Hooper is able to get only 11 shots, the rest of NU’s offense has to compensate with offensive rebounding and timely shooting. It didn’t. Sam Houston State represents a chance for the Huskers to get back on track.
Opening tips: Nebraska leads the series 2-0, but the teams haven’t played since 1995. Sam Houston State finished 18-12 last year in the Southland Conference.