Amy Williams tinkered with her starting lineup and the Huskers earn a 10 point victory on the road
Illinois was a team that had lost 29 straight Big Ten games, but broke that streak with a recent win against a ranked Minnesota team. Illinois has better personnel than that losing streak indicates, and this Husker team hasn’t played at a level yet that assures them a win against anyone.
Fortunately, the Huskers put enough pieces together to come away from Champaign with the 77-67 win. Nebraska improved to 3-3 in the Big Ten and 7-9 overall, while Illinois slipped to 1-5 in the conference and 9-8 overall.
I have been wondering when one of Nebraska’s freshman would draw a start. It has become apparent this season that the four newcomers are putting the pressure on their older teammates. Nebraska’s two leading scorers are freshman, Leigha Brown and Sam Haiby. Ashtyn Verbeek has pulled down 105 rebounds, second only to sophomore Kate Cain’s 116 this season. Last night, Amy Williams replaced senior Maddie Simon with Kayla Mershon into the starting lineup.