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Huskers Ready for Rutgers Saturday at PBA

The Nebraska women’s basketball team closes its two-game home stand by squaring off with Rutgers on Saturday afternoon in Lincoln.
Tip-off between the Big Red (14-7, 6-4) and the Scarlet Knights (6-17, 0-10 Big Ten) at Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 2 p.m. (CT) with tickets available now at Huskers.com. 
Live statewide television coverage will be provided by Nebraska Public Media with Larry Punteney and Kara Graham on the call. A live video stream will be available to B1G+ subscribers.
Fans also can listen across the Huskers Radio Network, including B107.3 FM in Lincoln and 590 AM in Omaha, the Huskers App and Huskers.com with Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch calling the action. Pregame starts at 1:30 p.m. (CT). 
Nebraska got back on the winning track with a solid 68-54 win over Purdue on Wednesday in Lincoln. Alexis Markowski and Darian White each scored 14 points to lead five Huskers in double figures against the Boilermakers. Kendall Moriarty matched her career high with 11 points in her second straight home game, while Natalie Potts pitched in 11 points of her own to go with six rebounds and four steals. Jaz Shelley just missed a double-double with 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds for the Huskers, who earned their 10th home win of the season.
Alexis Markowski owns a Big Ten-best 13 double-doubles, including seven in league play. The 6-3 center from Lincoln ranks fourth on Nebraska’s career list with 34 - just two behind 1993 Wade Trophy winner Karen Jennings. Markowski leads the Big Ten with 10.4 rebounds per game, including 11.7 in league action. She also ranks sixth in scoring (16.6 ppg). A two-time Lisa Leslie Award candidate, Markowski has scored in double figures in all 21 games this season.
First-team All-Big Ten guard Jaz Shelley has added 12.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and team bests of 5.2 assists and 1.8 steals. She owns two double-doubles this season, including 13 points and 11 assists in a win over Maryland (Dec. 31). The 5-9 guard from Moe (pronounced MOE-ee), Australia, is the first Husker in history to record multiple career triple-doubles after getting 19 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in a win over UNCW (Dec. 5). 
Five-time Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week Natalie Potts has given the Big Red the biggest impact of any league freshman. The 6-2 forward from O’Fallon, Mo., is averaging 10.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game. Potts has produced double-figure points 13 times, including five of Nebraska’s six Big Ten wins. She also leads NU with 31 offensive rebounds in league play.
Nebraska Cornhuskers (14-7, 6-4 Big Ten)
vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-17, 0-10 Big Ten)
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, 2 p.m. (CT)
Pinnacle Bank Arena - Lincoln, Nebraska
Tickets: Huskers.com / 1-800-8-BIG-RED
Television: Nebraska Public Media
Live Video Stream: B1G+
Live Radio: Huskers Radio Network (1:30 p.m.)
Matt Coatney (PBP), Jeff Griesch (Analyst)
B107.3 FM (Lincoln), 590 AM (Omaha), Huskers.com, Huskers App
Live Stats: Huskers.com
Promotion: National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Nebraska Cornhuskers (14-7, 6-4 Big Ten - NCAA NET 27)
22 - Natalie Potts - 6-2 - Fr. - F/G - 10.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg
40 - Alexis Markowski - 6-3 - Jr. - C/F - 16.6 ppg, 10.4 rpg
0 - Darian White - 5-6 - Gr. - G - 8.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg
1 - Jaz Shelley - 5-9 - Gr. - G - 12.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg
14 - Callin Hake - 5-9 - So. - G - 6.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg
Off the Bench
2 - Logan Nissley - 6-0 - Fr. - G - 5.6 ppg, 1.9 rpg
12 - Jessica Petrie - 6-2 - Fr. - F - 4.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg
21 - Annika Stewart - 6-3 - Sr. - F - 3.1 ppg, 1.5 rpg
15 - Kendall Moriarty - 6-1 - Jr. - G - 3.0 ppg, 1.1 rpg
32 - Kendall Coley - 6-2 - Jr. - F - 2.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg
42 - Maddie Krull - 5-9 - Gr. - G - 2.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg
Head Coach: Amy Williams (Nebraska, 1998)
Eighth Season at Nebraska (128-106); 17th Season Overall (321-215)
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-17, 0-10 Big Ten - NCAA NET 161)
1 - Destiny Adams - 6-3 - Jr. - G/F - 14.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg
4 - Antonia Bates - 6-3 - So. - G/F - 3.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg
54 - Chyna Cornwell - 6-3 - Sr. - F - 8.0 ppg, 7.9 rpg
20 - Erica Lafayette - 6-0 - Sr. - G - 1.5 ppg, 0.7 rpg
24 - Lisa Thompson - 5-9 - Fr. - G - 7.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg
Off the Bench
3 - Mya Petticord - 5-9 - So. - G - 10.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg
22 - Kassondra Brown - 6-2 - Gr. - C - 8.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg
0 - Jillian Huerter - 6-0 - Fr. - G - 7.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg
33 - Kennedy Brandt - 5-10 - Fr. - G - 0.5 ppg, 0.3 rpg
2 - Kaylene Smikle - 6-0 - So. - G - 16.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg
11 - Awa Sidibe - 5-11 - Gr. - G - OUT
Head Coach: Coquese Washington (Notre Dame, 1992)
Second Season at Rutgers (18-37); 14th Season Overall (227-206)
Scouting The Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Coquese Washington leads Rutgers in her second season as the head coach for the Scarlet Knights. The three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014) returned to the conference after guiding the Penn State program for 12 seasons (2007-19). From 2010-11 to 2013-14, Washington led Penn State to a 101-31 record, including six NCAA Tournament wins and a pair of Sweet Sixteens.
After leading the Lady Lions to three consecutive Big Ten regular-season titles from 2012 to 2014, PSU went just 67-88 in her last five seasons in State College.
Washington spent two seasons as an Associate Head Coach at Notre Dame, after spending the 2019-20 season as the Associate Head Coach at Oklahoma.
At 6-17 overall, Rutgers comes to Lincoln looking to snap a 12-game losing streak that includes 10 straight Big Ten losses. The losing streak started with a loss to current top-10 Indiana (Dec. 9) and includes losses to current top-10 Iowa and Ohio State teams and top-25 Princeton and Virginia Tech squads. The Scarlet Knights own single-digit losses at Purdue (77-76), at Northwestern (77-70) and at home to Michigan (56-50) during the stretch, but the other nine losses are by double digits.
Graduate Awa Sidibe was lost to injury prior to 2023-24. The 5-11 guard from Bamako, Mali, started all 32 games for 12-20 Rutgers last season, averaging 9.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.3 steals. Sidibe had seven points, five rebounds and five assists against the Huskers last season.
Kaylene Smikle, who was RU’s leading scorer through 15 games at 16.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, has missed the past eight games. Last season, the 6-0 guard from Farmingdale, N.Y., averaged 17.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while leading Rutgers with 3.1 steals. She also hit 56 three-pointers. Smikle led Rutgers with 20 points, six rebounds, three assists and four steals last year in a win over Nebraska.
Mya Petticord, a 5-9 sophomore guard from Detroit who is averaging 10.4 points and 3.7 rebounds through 14 games this season, did not play in the 82-64 loss to Michigan State on Tuesday. The Texas A&M transfer, who has scored in double figures in seven of her eight Big Ten games while playing at least 33 minutes in every conference contest, was on the sideline in a walking boot.  
Seniors Chyna Cornwell (8.0 ppg, 7.9 rpg) and Erica Lafayette (1.5 ppg, 0.7 rpg) are the only players who have spent at least three seasons at Rutgers, along with the injured Sidibe. Cornwell has started 53 games in her four-year Rutgers career, including 21 this season. Last year, she had eight points and a game-high 12 rebounds as a starter in the win over NU. Lafayette, who started 28 games last season and averaged 5.7 points per game, has made 31 starts in her four-year career. She had three points and four rebounds in a start against Nebraska last season.
North Carolina transfer Destiny Adams has become the focus of the offense, averaging 14.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. The 6-3 junior is shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. She also has 35 steals. She averaged 4.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game last season for the Tar Heels.
Sophomore Antonia Bates adds more size alongside Cornwell and Adams. The 6-3 Bates has managed 3.2 points and 3.4 rebounds while dishing out 2.8 assists and leading Rutgers with 1.6 blocks. Bates had eight points, including a pair of threes, to go with five rebounds against NU.
Freshman guard Lisa Thompson rounds out the possible starting five for Rutgers with 7.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. Thompson has hit 14 three-pointers on the season.
Graduate Kassondra Brown, a 6-2 center who started 26 games for Rutgers last year including the win over Nebraska, has contributed 8.2 points and 5.6 rebounds primarily off the bench this season. Brown, who had four points and three rebounds last year against the Huskers, spent her first two seasons at Rhode Island before starting 28 games at St. Peter’s in 2021-22. She averaged 14.9 points and 10.1 rebounds with 13 double-doubles for the Peacocks.
Freshmen Jillian Huerter (7.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg) and Kennedy Brandt (0.5 ppg, 0.3 rpg) round out the Rutgers active roster. Huerter is the younger sister of current Sacramento Kings guard Kevin Huerter, who played collegiately at Maryland. Brandt, a walk-on, has played 12 total minutes over six games, including just one minute in Big Ten play (at Illinois, Jan. 17).
Through 10 Big Ten games, Rutgers is averaging just 65 points, while allowing 81.4 points per game. The Scarlet Knights carry a minus-0.9 rebound margin and a minus-6.5 turnover margin. They are shooting 42.1 percent from the field, but just 30.7 percent from three-point range with an average of just 4.2 made threes per game. Rutgers has hit 73.8 percent of its free throws. Opponents are hitting 48.6 percent from the field, including 34.2 percent from beyond the arc, while connecting on 70.7 percent of their free throws.
Nebraska vs. Rutgers Series History
Rutgers leads the all-time series with Nebraska, 7-5, including a 57-45 win over the Huskers last season in Piscataway (57-45). In NU’s worst offensive performance of the year, the Huskers went 2-for-25 from three-point range and just 17-for-60 (.283) overall, while hitting just 9-of-16 free throws. The Huskers got outworked on the boards, 46-35, and lost the turnover battle, 21-13.
Alexis Markowski led Nebraska to a 50-38 win over the Scarlet Knights in the last meeting in Lincoln (Feb. 1, 2022), producing 16 points and 15 rebounds. Markowski was held to five points and three rebounds last season in Piscataway.
Nebraska is 4-1 all-time against Rutgers at Pinnacle Bank Arena, and 1-5 in Piscataway, dating back to the first meeting between the two teams (Feb. 5, 2015). The No. 21 Scarlet Knights earned a hard-fought 46-43 victory over the No. 19 Huskers. 
Rutgers defeated NU, 66-63, at the 2016 Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis (March 3, 2016). 
The largest margin of victory in the 12 games in the series is 16 points (78-62 Rutgers win, Feb. 7, 2021, Piscataway). Six of the 12 meetings have been decided by two possessions (6 points) or less. 
Shelley, Markowski Named Preseason All-Big Ten
Jaz Shelley and Alexis Markowski captured preseason All-Big Ten honors from both coaches and media when the conference announced its honors on Oct. 4.
Nebraska joined Ohio State (Cotie McMahon, Jacy Sheldon) as the only schools in the conference to place two players on the Preseason All-Big Ten teams.
Shelley, a 2023 first-team All-Big Ten selection, averaged 14.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and a team-leading 6.2 assists while also ranking among Big Ten leaders with 79 three-pointers last season.
The 5-9 guard from Moe, Australia (pronounced MO-ee) was a second-team All-Big Ten choice in her first season with the Huskers in 2021-22. She was also a member of the media’s Big Ten All-Defensive Team, helping Nebraska to a 2022 NCAA Tournament berth. She was the only Big Ten player to rank among the top 20 in all five major statistical categories - scoring (13.1 ppg), rebounding (6.3 rpg), assists (5.0 apg), steals (1.8 spg) and blocked shots (0.9 bpg) in 2021-22.
Markowski claimed Preseason All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive season. The two-time second-team All-Big Ten choice averaged 11.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore for the Huskers in 2022-23. 
The 6-3 center led the Big Ten with 322 total rebounds and was the only conference player to average a double-double (12.4 ppg, 10.2 rpg) during regular-season Big Ten action a year ago. She also led all league post players with 15 double-doubles.
The 2022 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Markowski averaged 12.8 points and 8.0 rebounds while becoming a starter during the conference season. She helped the Huskers to three wins over AP Top 10 teams and a trip to the Big Ten semifinals before advancing to the 2022 NCAA Tournament.
Shelley and Markowski were both among the preseason candidates for the 2024 Naismith and Wooden national player-of-the-year awards.
Markowski Climbing Husker Double-Double List
Nebraska’s Alexis Markowski is producing double-doubles at one of the top rates in the nation through 20 games in 2023-24. The 6-3 junior center from Lincoln, Neb., has recorded a Big Ten-leading 13 double-doubles on the year, including seven through the first 10 Big Ten Conference games for the Big Red.
Markowski, who earned her second appearance on the Lisa Leslie Award Watch List, leads the Big Ten in rebounding at 10.4 boards per game, including 11.7 in conference play. She also ranks sixth in the league in scoring at 16.6 points per game.
With her next double-double, Markowski will move into a tie for fifth on Nebraska’s single-season double-double chart alongside Jordan Hooper (2012 & 2014) and Emily Cady (2014), who both notched 14 double-doubles. Last season, Markowski recorded 15 double-doubles in 33 games.
Markowski owns 34 career double-doubles, putting her just two behind 1993 Nebraska Wade Trophy winner Karen Jennings (36). First-team All-Americans Kelsey Griffin (2010) and Jordan Hooper (2014) share the Husker school record with 40 career double-doubles. Griffin owns the Nebraska single-season school record with 20 double-doubles in 2009-10.
Markowski has scored in double figures in all 21 games this season, including five 20-point performances.
The 2022 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Markowski earned her second straight appearance on the Lisa Leslie Award Watch List this year. Last season, as the only sophomore on the list, she advanced to the Midseason Top 10 for the award.
Markowski ranks seventh on the Nebraska career rebound list with 805, after passing two-time WNBA All-Star Anna DeForge at No. 7 on the Nebraska career list with 804 in Wednesday’s win over Purdue.  
Potts Claims Five Big Ten Freshman Awards
Two-time Missouri MaxPreps High School Player of the Year Natalie Potts has made an instant impact on Nebraska’s lineup. The 6-2 forward from O’Fallon, Mo., has claimed five of the first 11 Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week awards with the most recent coming on Jan. 15.
In addition to her conference honors, Potts was named the No. 14 impact freshman in the nation by ESPN on Dec. 22. She ranks among the top Big Ten freshmen in scoring (10.6 ppg) and rebounding (5.6 rpg) while also leading the Huskers with 14 blocks through the first 21 games of her career. 
Potts leads Big Ten freshmen in rebounding (5.6 rpg), field goal percentage (.553) and free throw percentage (.841), while ranking second in scoring (10.6 ppg).
Potts is coming off her 13th double-figure scoring effort of the season with 11 points, six rebounds and a career-high four steals in the win over Purdue. In a head-to-head matchup with Purdue’s Mary Ashley Stevenson, the Boilermaker starting freshman managed just two points and one rebound before fouling out. Purdue’s other outstanding freshman, Rashunda Jones, managed four points and five rebounds, as Potts matched their rebounding production and nearly doubled their scoring production in approximately half their total minutes.
Potts produced her third career double-double with game highs of 13 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Michigan (Jan. 17). She ranks third among the Huskers in scoring (10.2 ppg) and second in rebounding (5.5 rpg) in league play. She also ranks second on the team with 1.4 steals in conference action.
She posted her second double-double with 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in NU’s win over Maryland (Dec. 31), including 13 points and 12 boards in the second half. 
Potts scored 16 in a win at Wisconsin (Jan. 4) when she got all 16 in the second half. 
She opened Big Ten play with 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks in the win over NCAA NET No. 8 Michigan State (Dec. 9). 
Potts produced 10 points and six rebounds at Minnesota (Jan. 14), while Gopher freshman Grace Grochalski was held scoreless while managing just two rebounds.
Potts had 11 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes in a win over UNCW (Dec. 5). 
Potts won her second Big Ten Freshman award (Nov. 22) after averaging 14.0 points in two games at the St. Pete Showcase. She opened the week with a career-high 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field, including a three-pointer, in a 75-61 win over Lamar.
She opened another strong week by notching her first double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Florida Atlantic (Nov. 29). She followed with 13 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in a win over Georgia Tech (Dec. 2).
Potts averaged 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 block to earn her first Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week award (Nov. 13).
In Nebraska’s 71-52 road win at Wyoming, Potts was a catalyst at both ends of the court, erupting for 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting, while adding two steals and a blocked shot. Potts was a menace defensively, creating easy offensive opportunities with deflections at the front of Nebraska’s press to help turn an early Husker deficit into a double-digit road victory over the Cowgirls.
In her regular-season collegiate debut, Potts had 10 points, five rebounds, an assist, two steals and a block while hitting 5-of-7 shots from the field in a 90-42 win over Northwestern State (Nov. 6).
She backed up her opening-week efforts by averaging 11.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in her second week. Potts capped the week with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting against No. 22 Creighton (Nov. 19), after getting seven points and career highs of 11 rebounds and three blocks in a win over Alcorn State (Nov. 14).
Through 21 games, Potts has hit 79-of-118 (.669) two-point field goal attempts and 37-of-44 (.841) free throws.
White Shines in Starting Role for Huskers
Nebraska has received an immediate boost in the backcourt from three-time first-team All-Big Sky guard Darian White.
Through 21 games, White is averaging 8.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists after scoring in double figures for the third time in the past four games with 14 points, four rebounds and four assists in a win over Purdue (Jan. 31). It was her eighth double-figure scoring effort of the season.
She scored a season-high 16 points against TCU (Nov. 25). 
White opened her recent four-game stretch with 13 points and five rebounds in a win over Michigan (Jan. 17). She added 12 points and three assists at Penn State (Jan. 21), before getting seven points, four rebounds and three assists in just 14 minutes at No. 5 Iowa (Jan. 27). She is averaging 11.5 points over the past four games.
The 5-6 graduate student transferred into the Husker program during the summer after averaging 14.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.2 steals over 120 starts in four seasons at Montana State. 
The No. 2 scorer in Montana State history, White finished with 1,716 points, 612 rebounds, 449 assists and 260 steals.
White was the 2022 Big Sky Tournament MVP, leading the Bobcats to the conference title and a trip to the 2022 NCAA Tournament.
She was also a two-time Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year (2021, 2022) and the 2020 Big Sky Freshman of the Year.
White was the 2019 Idaho Gatorade High School Player of the Year and joins three-time North Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year Logan Nissley, two-time Missouri MaxPreps Player of the Year Natalie Potts and Australian National Program forward Jessica Petrie in Nebraska’s group of four newcomers for 2023-24.
White produced her first Husker double-double with season highs of 13 points and 10 rebounds against No. 22 Creighton (Nov. 19).
In her Nebraska regular-season debut, White scored 13 points, including six in a 16-0 run to start the game, while adding game highs of nine rebounds and three steals to go along with four assists in Nebraska’s 90-42 win over Northwestern State (Nov. 6).
She was strong in all phases of her first road game as a Husker, contributing 11 points, four rebounds and two assists in a 71-52 victory at Wyoming.
White had 11 points, four rebounds, six assists and two steals in 20 minutes in the win over UNCW (Dec. 5). 
She made her Big Ten debut with nine points, six rebounds, five assists and her first blocked shot of the season in an 80-74 win at NCAA NET No. 8 Michigan State (Dec. 9).
White took the court for the first time at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Nebraska’s exhibition win over Dakota Wesleyan (Oct. 29), producing 13 points, seven rebounds and game highs of eight assists and four steals.
Husker Trio Earns Endowed Scholarships
Nebraska Athletics is announcing the recipients of three endowed scholarships for women’s basketball at three home games from Jan. 31 to Feb. 11 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The first scholarship announcement came on Wednesday, Jan. 31 when Nebraska defeated Purdue, as the Huskers presented the first Stephanie Bolli #34 Women’s Basketball Scholarship to sophomore guard Allison Weidner.
Bolli was a four-time women’s basketball letterwinner (1985-88) as a 5-10 forward from Burwell, Neb. She served as a senior captain on Nebraska’s 1988 Big Eight championship team that advanced to the school’s first NCAA Tournament. Bolli was also a two-time Academic All-American, including Nebraska’s first College Sports Communicators First-Team Academic All-American for women’s basketball in 1988. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Nebraska in 1989.
Preference for the awarding of the Stephanie Bolli #34 Women’s Basketball Scholarship is given to a graduate of a Nebraska high school outside the Lincoln and Omaha metro areas who displays a Nebraska work ethic, prioritizes team goals over personal goals, and meets or exceeds current Academic All-Big Ten standards/demonstrates a high level of academic achievement.
Another new endowed scholarship will be presented at Nebraska’s game with Iowa on Feb. 11, with the inaugural announcement of the Stone Family Women’s Basketball Scholarship. The scholarship, which is being presented by Joe and Chris Stone to Darian White, requires high character and values, along with grit and an outstanding work ethic.
The Huskers will announce the winner of their first endowed scholarship for women’s basketball at the home game against Rutgers on Saturday, Feb. 3. The Latimer Family Women’s Basketball Scholarship will be presented to Maddie Krull after generous donations from Gary and Janet Latimer. It will be the third time the Latimer Family Women’s Basketball Scholarship has been awarded, after presenting its inaugural scholarship to Isabelle Bourne in 2021-22 and 2022-23.
The Latimer Family Women’s Basketball Scholarship is presented to a Husker who demonstrates a high level of academic and athletic achievement, effective leadership skills, integrity and a commitment to excellence in all endeavors.
Husker Numbers to Watch
• Alexis Markowski is 21 points (1,162) from catching Nebraska’s first career 1,000-point scorer, Jan Crouch, at No. 22 (1,183 points) on the Husker career scoring list. 
• Jaz Shelley (475) needs two assists to catch Sam Haiby in sixth (477, 2019-23) on Nebraska’s career assist chart.
• Jaz Shelley (196) needs four steals to reach 200 in her college career (Nebraska-151; Oregon-45).
• Annika Stewart is expected to play in her 100th game as a Husker against Rutgers on Saturday.
Nebraska Notables
• Two-time All-Big Ten center Alexis Markowski (Lincoln, Neb.) was the Big Ten’s top rebounder with 322 rebounds in 2022-23. She was the only Big Ten player to average a double-double (12.4 ppg, 10.2 rpg) during regular-season conference play.
• Alexis Markowski ranks No. 4 on Nebraska’s career double-doubles list (34) after notching her 13th double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds at No. 5 Iowa (Jan. 27). The Husker record for career double-doubles is 40 by first-team All-Americans Kelsey Griffin (2006-10) and Jordan Hooper (2011-14). Nebraska’s 1993 Wade Trophy winner Karen Jennings (1990-93) ranks third at NU with 36 career double-doubles.
•  Jaz Shelley (567) and Darian White (520) both own 500 assists in their college careers. Only five previous Huskers in history had totaled 500 collegiate assists (Lindsey Moore, Meggan Yedsena, Rachel Theriot, Jina Johansen, Nicole Kubik). 
• Darian White is 102 points away from 2,000 in her college career.
• Darian White has scored in double figures 105 times in her college career (97, Montana State; 8, Nebraska). She scored a season-high 16 points against TCU (Nov. 25).
• Callin Hake is proving herself as one of the Big Ten’s most improved players from a year ago. The 5-8 sophomore from Victoria, Minn., already owns more points (+10), assists (+27), free throws made (+18), rebounds (+20), steals (+7) and blocks (+1) than all of last season in 18 fewer minutes. She is also shooting 45.8 percent (27-59) from three-point range while averaging 6.9 points per game compared to 4.3 points per game last season.
• Maddie Krull made her 100th collegiate start (60, South Dakota; 40, Nebraska) at Iowa (Jan. 27).

Husker Nuggets
• Natalie Potts earned her conference-leading fifth Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week award on Jan. 15. No other league freshman has won more than two awards. Potts won the first weekly honor Nov. 13, before adding awards Nov. 27, Dec. 11, Jan. 8 and Jan. 15. Potts ranks among the top Big Ten freshmen in scoring (10.6 ppg) and rebounding (5.6 rpg). 

• Alexis Markowski has been named to the Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll six times in 11 weeks in 2023-24, including Jan. 15. She also earned a spot on the St. Pete Showcase All-Tournament Team (Nov. 25). She leads the Big Ten in rebounding (10.4 rpg) while ranking sixth in scoring (16.6 ppg).

• The Huskers had seven players produce double figures in points against UNCW, which is believed to be the first time that has been accomplished in school history. It is the second time this season the Huskers have had six players score in double figures in a game (Northwestern State, Nov. 6).

• Three Huskers (Alexis Markowski, Natalie Potts, Jaz Shelley) recorded double-doubles in the win over Maryland (Dec. 31), which is the first time a Husker trio notched doubles in the same game since Jordan Hooper (23 points, 11 rebounds), Emily Cady (15 points, 11 rebounds) and Rachel Theriot (10 points, 12 assists) did it in an NCAA first-round win over Fresno State in Los Angeles on March 22, 2014.
• The Huskers have hit at least one three in 485 straight games dating back to a loss at UTEP on Dec. 20, 2008. Nebraska has hit at least two threes in 364 consecutive games.

• Nebraska has hit 10 or more threes 35 times in the last 93 games, including eight times in 2023-24. The Huskers hit a season-high 16 threes against UNCW (Dec. 5), and sank 12 triples vs. Southern (Dec. 17). NU hit 10 threes vs. Northwestern State (Nov. 6), Florida Atlantic (Nov. 29), Georgia Tech (Dec. 2), Michigan State (Dec. 9), Maryland (Dec. 31) at Iowa (Jan. 27).

• Through the first 20 seasons with the three-point shot in women’s basketball (1988-2007), Nebraska hit 10 threes in a game just six times (591 games).