Tag Archives: Women’s Basketball

Women’s basketball: Top California PG commits to Nebraska

The Nebraska women’s basketball added a third commit to its 2014 recruiting class Thursday night when Concord (Calif.) point guard Natalie Romeo announced her pledge to the Huskers on Twitter.

In the 5-foot-7 Romeo, NU gets the No. 27 player in the country according to the Full Court Fresh 50 and No. 67 player in the nation according to Prospects Nation. As a junior at Carondelet High School — located in the Bay Area and one of the top 20 teams in the country according to MaxPreps — she averaged 21.4 points, 6.7 assists and 6.3 steals per game. She’s started for the CalStars’ top AAU team since the eighth grade.

“She’s phenomenal in transition,” said Kelly Sopak, Romeo’s AAU coach. “She plays at an …

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Women’s Basketball: Huskers get commitment from Memphis guard

Memphis, Tenn., basketball star Jasmine Cincore liked the new digs of the Nebraska women’s basketball team. She liked the practice facility, too.

But NU’s newest commit for the 2014 recruiting class was most attracted to the Husker culture built by coach Connie Yori — and the swarming, pressure defense NU prefers to run.

“It totally felt like home,” said the 5-foot-9 combo guard, who joins Wamego (Kan.) forward Kaylee Page in Nebraska’s 2014 class. “The team and coaches fit everything I wanted.”

And Cincore — who won Miss Basketball in the state of Tennessee for Class 2-AA — fits what the Huskers are looking for in a guard. She likes defense, averaging three steals per game last year at Briarcrest Christian School to go along …

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Women’s basketball: Nebraska to face North Carolina in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

For a third straight year, the Nebraska women’s basketball team got a tough draw in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Huskers will play at North Carolina, which finished 29-7 last year in the ACC and lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament as a No. 3 seed.  NU advanced to the Sweet 16 where it lost to the Tar Heels’ biggest rival, Duke.

UNC loses three starters off of last year’s team, but returns two key pieces in Xylina McDaniel (daughter of the X Man, Xavier McDaniel), who avaeraged 11.3 points and 7.1 rebounds as a freshman, and top 3-point shooter Brittany Rountree.

“North Carolina has been a traditional power in the ACC for nearly 30 years under Coach Sylvia Hatchell,” Nebraska coach …

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2013 WNBA Draft and Portraits
Lindsey Moore picked 12th in WNBA Draft

Former Nebraska point guard Lindsey Moore Monday night became the latest Husker to play in the WNBA, as the Minnesota Lynx selected her with the 12th pick in the first round.

The Lynx lost in the WNBA finals last year. Moore was the second player taken from the Big Ten; Ohio State’s Tayler Hill was first,  going fourth overall.

Unsurprisingly, Baylor’s Brittney Griner, Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne and Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins were picks one, two and three.…

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Women’s basketball: How far can the Huskers go?

The Nebraska women’s basketball team won its ninth straight game Sunday and its third straight by 17 points or more so I felt compelled to pop the question.

Are these No. 20 Huskers playing as well, right now, as the 2010 crew that finished 32-2, won the Big 12 and advanced to the Sweet 16? And, believe me, I qualified the question to account for different players, different styles and all the other things coach Connie Yori would lodge as a nitpick because, well, Yori is a good coach in part because she nitpicks.

But, still, Yori wasn’t biting in the least.

“That team was a lot better,” she said after NU’s 66-46 win over Iowa. “We had a lot more pieces in place. And …

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Women’s Basketball: Woodberry off team

Nebraska women’s basketball coach Connie Yori announced Wednesday that sophomore guard Rebecca Woodberry had been removed from the team for a violation of team rules. A Phoenix native, Woodberry averaged 4.5 points and 3.3 rebounds for the Huskers last year.

According to her Twitter profile, Woodberry was also head coach of a local Lincoln girls youth basketball team.

Woodberry’s mother, Desiree Lewis, declined comment.…

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Women’s Basketball: Hooper, Moore named to Wade Watch List

Nebraska senior guard Lindsey Moore and junior forward Jordan Hooper were among 25 women’s college basketball players named to the Wade Watch List on Tuesday. The Huskers were one of five schools with players on the list for the award that annually recognizes the best player in women’s college basketball.

Moore averaged 15.7 points and 5.1 assists last year while Hooper averaged 18.9 points and 9.3 rebounds.

The last Husker to win the Wade Trophy was Karen Jennings in 1993. In 2010, Kelsey Griffin was a finalist.

On Monday, Lindy’s Sports preseason magazine tabbed NU as the No. 19 team in the country.…

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Women’s Basketball: Huskers get balanced Big Ten slate

The Big Ten released its full women’s basketball schedule Friday; unlike the Husker men, the NU women got a balanced, favorable draw from the league. Here’s the slate. Home games in bold.

Wednesday, Jan. 2 vs. Wisconsin
Saturday, Jan. 5 vs. Purdue
Thursday, Jan. 10 at Indiana
Sunday, Jan. 13 at Penn State
Thursday, Jan. 17 vs. Illinois
Sunday, Jan. 20 at Minnesota
Thursday, Jan. 24 vs. Michigan State
Thursday, Jan. 31 at Ohio State
Sunday, Feb. 3 vs. Minnesota
Thursday, Feb. 7 at Northwestern
Monday, Feb. 11 at Iowa
Thursday, Feb. 14 vs. Ohio State
Thursday, Feb. 21 at Michigan
Sunday, Feb. 24 vs. Iowa
Thursday, Feb. 28 at Wisconsin
Sunday, March 3 vs. Penn State

A couple takeaways:

>> You always want a …

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NCAA Tournament: Hangin’ in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK — By the time the Nebraska’s women’s basketball team tips off at 6:30 p.m. vs. Kansas in the NCAA Tournament, most of the first round will already be over. For Husker fans, it’s a long wait in Arkansas’ capital city, yet another lovely metroplex that makes you wish Lincoln had a river running through it.

The Jack Stephens Center on the campus of Arkansas-Little Rock is the site of the games. A billionaire businessman and philanthropist, the name Stephens — you know, The Masters chairman in the 1990s — is on everything in this town. The arena. The baseball stadium in North Little Rock, which resembles a smaller version of Haymarket Park. A skyscraper. I’ve heard the arena — the brainchild of UALR …

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Women’s basketball: So close

Forget the magical run two years ago. If Connie Yori had somehow coached this super-young Nebraska women’s basketball team to a Big Ten Tournament championship — playing four games in four days and five games in seven — it would have been the best achievement of her career. And one of the crowning achievements in Husker hoops history.

So close.

As it was, the Huskers fell short — 74-70 in double overtime to Purdue. The Huskers were dragged into a streetfight with the Boilermakers — NU guard Lindsey Moore took one of the nastiest shots on a screen you’ll ever see — and Lincoln native KK Houser had one of the best games of her Purdue career. Nebraska didn’t seem to have the same pep …

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