Published Sunday, November 10, 2013 AT 10:00 PM / Updated at 10:00 PM
Women’s basketball: Alabama at Nebraska
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

When: 7 p.m. Monday
Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena
Radio: 107.3 FM; 93.3 FM

F Briana Hutchen, 6-1, Jr., 0.0
F Nikki Hegstetter, 6-2, So., 16.0
G Shafontaye Myers, 5-8, Sr., 19.0
G K. Middlebrook, 5-7, Fr., 8.0
G Daisha Simmons, 5-10, Jr., 15.0

F Hailie Sample, 6-1, Jr., 5.0
F Emily Cady, 6-2, Jr., 12.0
F Jordan Hooper, 6-2, Sr., 27.0
G Rachel Theriot, 6-0, So., 4.0
G Brandi Jeffery, 5-7, Jr., 9.0

Scouting Alabama: Former Texas Tech coach Kristy Curry has taken over the Crimson Tide, which lost its season-opener 82-70 to Chattanooga, the same team Nebraska beat in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Alabama finished 13-18 last year and 2-14 in the SEC. Myers is likely the best scoring option. Alabama struggled to slow down Chattanooga in the season-opener and will have problems matching up with a quicker Husker squad. Watch for fouls.

Scouting Nebraska: The Huskers pounded UCLA in their season-opener, getting strong performances from Hooper, who glided around picks for easy shots against the Bruins, and freshman forward Allie Havers off the bench. Havers scored 14 points in the second half after a poor first half in which coach Connie Yori told teammates to stop throwing Havers the ball if she kept traveling. Havers responded. NU’s speed and pressure should trouble the Crimson Tide, a team that’s starting over in a variety of ways.

Opening tips: The Huskers lead the all-time series over Alabama 1-0. NU will honor Veterans Day on Monday. Veterans/military members and one guest can sit in any open general admission seat with their military ID, VFW/Legion card or DD214 form.

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