Huskers Open Five-Game Stand with Aggies

Nebraska-Huskers-BasketballThe Nebraska women’s basketball team returns to Pinnacle Bank Arena to open a five-game home stand, when the Huskers take on Utah State Sunday.

Tip-off between the No. 15 Huskers (6-2) and the Aggies (5-2) is set for 2 p.m. (CT), with live premium video coverage on All-Access.

The game can be heard live on the Husker Sports Network, including B107.3 FM in Lincoln and The Wolf 93.3 FM in Omaha. Free live audio is available on

Nebraska slipped to 6-2 on the season with a 75-62 loss at No. 18 North Carolina in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Wednesday. It marked the first back-to-back losses by Nebraska since losing at No. 8 Penn State (Jan. 13) and at home to Illinois (Jan. 17) last season. That marked the only time last season the Huskers lost back-to-back contests.

Two-time All-American Jordan Hooper led four Huskers in double figures with 18 points and nine rebounds. Hooper, a 6-2 senior forward from Alliance, Neb., moved to No. 8 on the Nebraska career scoring list with 1,846 points. Hooper needs 13 points to catch former Husker All-American and two-time WNBA All-Star Anna DeForge in seventh (1,859) and 21 points to match All-American and former WNBA player Nicole Kubik (1,867) at No. 6 on Nebraska’s career scoring list. Hooper also needs just six rebounds to become the third Husker in history to reach the 1,800-point, 900-rebound plateaus for her career.

Utah State brings a high-powered offense to Pinnacle Bank Arena. Second-year coach Jerry Finkbeiner has his Aggies averaging nearly 85 points per game. Utah State features a pair of dynamic guards in senior Jennifer Schlott (24.0 ppg) and Makenlee Williams (20.1 ppg). A play-making point guard, the 5-6 senior Schlott is also averaging 6.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game. Williams, a 5-11 sophomore, is Utah State’s best shooter from long range, burying 18 threes through the first seven games.