Everything you need to know as the Nebraska women take on Tarleton

Check out this year’s Nebraska Huskers women’s basketball team!


Tarleton vs. NEBRASKA WOMEN

Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena, 6 p.m

TV | Radio: BTN+ | 107.3 FM in Lincoln, 590 AM in Omaha (Huskers Radio Network)

C –Nyajah Mitchels 6-4 Jr. 10.3

F – Viktora Ivanova 5-10 Jr. 10.0

G – Mayra Caicedo 5-3 Sr. 7.5

G – Tyler Jackson 5-9 So. 12.5

G – Teresa Da Silva 5-8 Jr. 13.3

C – Alexis Markowski 6-3 So. 13.5

F – Isabelle Bourne 6-2 Jr. 8/10

G – Jaz Shelley 5-9 Jr 9.8

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G – Trinity Brady 5-11 So. 2.5

G – Allison Weidner 5-10 So. 13.0

Tarleton scouting report

The Texans, who play in the WAC and are based in Stephenville, Texas, have added key characters – including Jackson and Da Silva – from the transfer portal. Of the three victories, only one – 82-72 against the College of Charleston on Friday – counts as a win over a recognizable team. TSU lost 84-48 at Vanderbilt last week and generally plays a risk/reward defense that relies on steals. The Texans fight well on the boards — they’ve overtaken opponents 41.3-33 so far this season and have enough central defense to offer some resistance to Markowski and Bourne at the post. Nebraska should win by double digits, but maybe not by 20.

Scouting report from Nebraska

The Huskers fell 26 and 18 points out of the Associated Press top 25 after two road losses to Creighton and Drake. In both games, Nebraska’s perimeter shooting was poor — NU hit just 10 of 42 3-pointers in 80 minutes of play. Shelley hit only 6 of 24 shots; as she goes, so do the Huskers against opponents of comparable talent. Meanwhile, Weidner managed just nine shots in those two losses. That has to balance out. Tarleton isn’t an opponent with comparable talent, so NU will hammer the ball into Markowski and Bourne, who lead the team with shots. Nebraska will win with better size and depth. But NU would love to see some 3s go through the net from both Shelley and a few reserves (Kendall Coley, Annika Stewart) who need to step up.

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