Published Saturday, December 29, 2012 AT 1:10 AM / Updated at 1:10 AM
Women’s Basketball: Grambling State at Nebraska
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

When: 7:05 p.m.
Where: Devaney Center, Lincoln
Radio: 107.3 FM Lincoln; 93.3 FM Omaha

Grambling State (1-9)
C, Bianca McCowan, 6-1, Sr., 4.7
F, Jessica Watkins, 6-0, Jr., 6.8
G, Cierra Ceazer, 5-10, So., 11.3
G, Kamiya Burwell, 5-7, Jr., 8.6
G, JoAnna Miller, 5-8, Jr., 13.9
Nebraska (9-3)
F, Hailie Sample, 6-1, So., 6.3
F, Emily Cady, 6-2, So., 8.7
F, Jordan Hooper, 6-2, Jr., 19.7
G, Lindsey Moore, 5-9, Sr., 15.5
G, Rachel Theriot, 6-0, Fr., 3.2

Grambling scouting report: No need to sugarcoat it: The Lady Tigers are bad. The worst team Nebraska’s bound to play this year. They’re young, small, laboring under first-year coach Patricia Cage-Bibbs — who won 244 games at Grambling and has come back to breathe some life into the program — and have been on the receiving end of some big losses, including a 96-60 loss to Florida State. The Lady Tigers are being outrebounded by 15.1 boards per game. Their best chance is to hit a lot of 3-pointers and hope the Huskers miss 80 percent of their shots.

NU scouting report: The No. 19 Huskers ease into the Big Ten schedule, coming off a nine-day break and now this game, which rates just above a glorified intrasquad scrimmage. Forward Jordan Hooper won Big Ten player of the week honors and has averaged 31 points and 11.7 rebounds the last three games. Guard Lindsey Moore is now No. 2 in career assists in the program. The Huskers look to continue a trend of better shooting and stronger perimeter; against Grambling, that shouldn’t be hard.

Opening tips: Nebraska is 3-0 all time against Grambling.

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