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Women's Basketball

Big Red to Battle No. 2 Buckeyes on Valentine's Day

The Nebraska women’s basketball team shoots for a second straight upset of the No. 2 team in the nation when the Huskers hit the road to battle the Ohio State Buckeyes on Wednesday night.

Tip-off between the Big Red (16-8, 8-5) and the Buckeyes (21-3, 12-1 Big Ten) at Value City Arena is set for 6 p.m. (CT), with live video coverage provided by Peacock with Sloane Martin and Kim Adams on the call.

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 5:30 p.m. (CT). 

Nebraska is coming off an 82-79 win over then-No. 2 Iowa in front of a school-record, sellout crowd of 15,042 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln on Sunday. The win matched a 103-99 3OT victory over then-No. 2 and eventual national champion Baylor (Jan. 12, 2005) for the highest-ranked foe the Huskers have ever defeated. Wednesday’s game at Ohio State will give Nebraska another chance to match that mark, as the Buckeyes climbed from No. 5 to No. 2 in both national polls.

Jaz Shelley captured the first Big Ten Player-of-the-Week honor of her career Monday and Nebraska’s first AP National Player of the Week award Tuesday, after leading the Huskers with a season-high 23 points on 5-of-10 three-point shooting in the win over Iowa. Shelley scored Nebraska’s final seven points, including a three-pointer with 31 seconds left to give the Huskers their first lead of the game at 78-77. Shelley scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to help Nebraska outscore Iowa 27-10 in the final period and erase a 14-point Iowa lead after three periods. Shelley was also key in holding Iowa’s Caitlin Clark scoreless in the fourth quarter for the first time in her college career.

Natalie Potts added her sixth Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week award of the season on Monday, after putting up 14 points and six rebounds against Iowa. The leading candidate for Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year honors had eight points and five rebounds in the fourth quarter against the Hawkeyes. The 6-2 forward from O’Fallon, Mo., leads all league freshmen in scoring (10.6 ppg), rebounding (5.5 rpg) and field goal percentage (.529) this season.

Alexis Markowski was key from start-to-finish against Iowa, securing her Big Ten-best 14th double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. The 6-3 center from Lincoln owns eight double-doubles in Big Ten play and will move into a tie with 1993 Nebraska Wade Trophy winner Karen Jennings for third on the Husker career double-double list with 36.

Nebraska Cornhuskers (16-8, 8-5 Big Ten)
at 2/2 Ohio State Buckeyes (21-3, 12-1 Big Ten)
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, 6 p.m. (CT)
Value City Arena - Columbus, Ohio
TV/Stream: Peacock (Sloane Martin, Kim Adams)
Live Radio: Huskers Radio Network (5:30 p.m.)
Matt Coatney (PBP), Jeff Griesch (Analyst)
B107.3 FM (Lincoln), 590 AM (Omaha), Huskers.com, Huskers App
Live Stats: Huskers.com

Nebraska Cornhuskers (16-8, 8-5 Big Ten - NCAA NET 27)
22 - Natalie Potts - 6-2 - Fr. - F/G - 10.6 ppg, 5.5 rpg
40 - Alexis Markowski - 6-3 - Jr. - C/F - 16.4 ppg, 10.1 rpg
1 - Jaz Shelley - 5-9 - Gr. - G - 12.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg
14 - Callin Hake - 5-9 - So. - G - 6.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg
15 - Kendall Moriarty - 6-1 - Jr. - G - 3.4 ppg, 1.3 rpg
Off the Bench
0 - Darian White - 5-6 - Gr. - G - 8.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg
2 - Logan Nissley - 6-0 - Fr. - G - 6.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg
12 - Jessica Petrie - 6-2 - Fr. - F - 4.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg
21 - Annika Stewart - 6-3 - Sr. - F - 2.8 ppg, 1.5 rpg
42 - Maddie Krull - 5-9 - Gr. - G - 2.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg
32 - Kendall Coley - 6-2 - Jr. - F - 2.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg
Head Coach: Amy Williams (Nebraska, 1998)
Eighth Season at Nebraska (130-107); 17th Season Overall (323-216)

2/2 Ohio State Buckeyes (21-3, 12-1 Big Ten - NCAA NET 9)
14 - Taylor Thierry - 6-1 - Jr. - G/F - 11.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg
32 - Cotie McMahon - 6-0 - So. - F - 13.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg
23 - Rebeka Mikulasikova - 6-4 - Gr. - F - 9.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg
4 - Jacy Sheldon - 5-10 - Gr. - G - 17.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg
12 - Celeste Taylor - 5-11 - Gr. - G - 9.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg
Off the Bench
5 - Emma Shumate - 6-1 - RSo. - G - 4.5 ppg, 1.0 rpg
1 - Rikki Harris - 5-10 - RSr. - G - 4.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg
20 - Diana Collins - 5-9 - Fr. - G - 3.6 ppg, 1.4 rpg
14 - Taiyier Parks - 6-3 - Gr. - F - 3.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg
22 - Eboni Walker - 6-0 - Gr. - F - 2.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg
00 - Madison Greene - 5-8 - RSr. - G - 2.7 ppg, 0.9 rpg
Head Coach: Kevin McGuff (St. Joseph’s, Ind., 1992)
11th Season at Ohio State (193-103); 22nd Season Overall (448-202)

Scouting the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State is in the driver’s seat for the Big Ten Conference regular-season title entering Wednesday’s game with Nebraska. The Buckeyes (21-3) own a 12-1 Big Ten record, including home wins over current No. 4 Iowa (100-92) and No. 14 Indiana (74-69) at Value City Arena. Ohio State’s only loss came at Michigan (69-60, Dec. 30). The Buckeyes close the season with rematches against the Wolverines (Feb. 28, Columbus) and Hawkeyes (March 3, Iowa City).
The Buckeyes are the Big Ten’s most experienced team with six graduate students and a pair of redshirt seniors on the roster. 
They are also one of the nation’s most explosive teams, leading the Big Ten in steals (10.2 spg), turnovers forced (21.0 pg) and turnover margin (+7.5 pg), while also leading the league in free throw attempts per game (21.1).
Ohio State turns its defense into offense, ranking 17th nationally with 80.9 points per game. 
Graduate guard Jacy Sheldon leads the Buckeyes in scoring (17.6 ppg) and assists (3.3 apg), while also leading the Big Ten with 2.2 steals per contest. A first-team All-Big Ten choice, Sheldon was an honorable-mention AP All-American last season. Sheldon is one of four Buckeye starters who have totaled more than 50 assists this season.
Fellow graduate students Celeste Taylor (9.8 ppg) and Rebeka Mikulasikova (9.6 ppg) join Sheldon in a balanced and efficient starting five. Taylor joined Sheldon as an honorable-mention AP All-American last season, while claiming first-team All-ACC honors as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year at Duke. 
Mikulasikova provides Ohio State with size inside, but is most dangerous at stretching the floor, hitting 39.1 percent of her three-point attempts. The honorable-mention All-Big Ten choice is also an excellent passing post, averaging 2.6 assists per game.
Junior Taylor Thierry provides length and athleticism while averaging 11.9 points and 5.7 rebounds per contest. She was a member of the Big Ten All-Defensive Team and a second-team All-Big Ten selection last season.
Sophomore forward Cotie McMahon is one of the Big Ten’s most explosive athletes and dynamic players from baseline to baseline, averaging 13.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. The 2023 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, McMahon joined Thierry as a second-team All-Big Ten choice last year.
Graduates Taiyier Parks (Michigan State) and Eboni Walker (Syracuse), along with fifth-year seniors Rikki Harris and Madison Greene give the Buckeyes arguably the most experienced bench in the nation.
Ohio State’s balance has allowed the Buckeyes to shoot 46.9 percent from the field as a team, including 34.5 percent from three-point range. They have also hit 72.5 percent of their free throws, while getting to the line more than any other Big Ten team. Ohio State has been out-rebounded 35.5-35.0 per game, but one of the largest reasons for that negative number is OSU’s plus-7.5 team turnover margin. The Buckeyes have attempted 152 more field goals (6.3 pg) and 92 more free throws (3.8 pg) than the opposition.
Nebraska vs. Ohio State Series History
Ohio State leads the all-time series with Nebraska, 13-9, including back-to-back wins in 2022 and 2023. The No. 3 Buckeyes claimed a 76-67 win over the Huskers last season in Lincoln (Jan. 14, 2023). 
Rebeka Mikulasikova provided a dominant effort with 25 points and seven rebounds. She hit 10-of-19 shots from the floor, including 3-of-4 three-pointers. Taylor Thierry added 13 points and eight boards for the Buckeyes. Jacy Sheldon missed the game with injury.
Nebraska struggled from long range, hitting just 5-of-27 threes against OSU, with Callin Hake knocking down 3-of-6 triples to finish with 11 points off the bench. Alexis Markowski had 15 points and eight rebounds, but OSU held Jaz Shelley to just six points on 2-of-12 shooting. Shelley did dish out six assists and nabbed five steals.
In the last meeting at Value City Arena, the Huskers dropped an 80-70 decision (Feb. 10, 2022). Alexis Markowski notched a big double-double with 23 points and 15 rebounds, while Jaz Shelley added 14 points. The Huskers were held to just 6-of-23 three-point shooting as a team.
Rebeka Mikulasikova led Ohio State with 15 points and seven boards, while Jacy Sheldon added 14 points.
Nebraska’s last win against Ohio State came with a 63-55 victory over the-No. 15 and unbeaten Buckeyes in Lincoln (Jan. 16, 2021). Kate Cain nearly notched a triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and nine blocks, while going 10-for-14 from the field for the Huskers. Whitney Brown added 14 points on 4-of-8 three-point shooting off the bench, while Sam Haiby pitched in 11 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds despite going 2-for-11 from the field.
Nebraska’s last win in Columbus came with a 78-69 win on Dec. 31, 2018.
Prior to NU’s 2018-19 win, the Buckeyes had won five straight in the series, which followed a five-game Husker winning streak. The series dates back to a 63-54 Nebraska win in Columbus on Dec. 2, 1990. OSU won the first meeting as Big Ten foes, 82-68 in Columbus on Jan. 19, 2012.
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 24 games in 2023-24. The 6-3 junior center from Lincoln, Neb., has recorded a Big Ten-leading 14 double-doubles on the year, including eight through the first 13 conference games for the Big Red.
Markowski, who earned her second appearance on the Lisa Leslie Award Watch List, ranks second in the Big Ten in rebounding at 10.1 boards per game, including 10.9 in conference play. She also ranks sixth in the league in scoring at 16.4 points per game.
With her next double-double, Markowski will match her total from a year ago with 15, which is the third-best season total in Husker history trailing only 16 by Nafeesah Brown (1993-94) and 20 by All-American Kelsey Griffin (20, 2009-10).
Markowski owns 35 career double-doubles, putting her just one 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.
Markowski has scored in double figures in all 24 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 830.
Potts Claims Sixth Big Ten Freshman Award
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 six of the first 13 Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week awards with the most recent coming on Feb. 12.
In addition to her conference honors, Potts was named the No. 14 impact freshman in the nation by ESPN on Dec. 22. She leads all Big Ten freshmen in scoring (10.6 ppg), rebounding (5.5 rpg), field goal percentage (.529) and free throw percentage (.836). She also leads the Huskers with 15 blocked shots through 24 games. 
Potts produced her 15th double-figure scoring effort of the season with 14 points and six rebounds in Nebraska’s 82-79 upset of No. 2 Iowa (Feb. 11). She produced eight points and five rebounds in helping the Huskers outscore the Hawkeyes 27-10 in the decisive fourth quarter. It followed a 12-point performance in a huge road win at Michigan (Feb. 6) that helped her claim her sixth Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week honor. 
She had 11 points, six rebounds and a career-high four steals in a win over Purdue (Jan. 31). 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 (10.3 ppg) and second in rebounding (5.3 rpg) in league play. She also ranks second on the team with 1.1 steals in the Big Ten.
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 all 16 of her points in the second half in a win at Wisconsin (Jan. 4). 
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 with 11.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in her second week, including 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting against No. 22 Creighton (Nov. 19). She had seven points, 11 rebounds and a career-high three blocks in a win over Alcorn State (Nov. 14).
Through 24 games, Potts has hit 89-of-139 (.640) two-point field goal attempts.
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.
White is averaging 8.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists with 22 starts in 23 games. She missed Nebraska’s win at Michigan (Feb. 6) with a leg injury, but returned to score four points off the bench in NU’s 82-79 win over No. 2 Iowa (Feb. 11). 
She suffered the minor injury in the closing seconds of Nebraska’s loss to Rutgers (Feb. 3), after producing 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 had 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). 
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 Numbers to Watch
• Alexis Markowski is 10 points (1,208) from catching Isabelle Bourne (1,218) at No. 21 on Nebraska’s career scoring list. 
• Jaz Shelley (1,199) is one point away from 1,200 in her Husker career and five points (1,199-Nebraska; 296-Oregon) away from 1,500 as a collegian.
• Jaz Shelley made her 100th collegiate start in the win over No. 2 Iowa Sunday (88-Nebraska; 12-Oregon).
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 (35) after notching her 14th double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds in a win over No. 2 Iowa (Feb. 11). 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 (581) and Darian White (522) 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 92 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).
• Nebraska features one of the Big Ten’s best freshman classes with Natalie Potts (254/131), Logan Nissley (146/49) and Jessica Petrie (105/49) combining for 505 points and 229 rebounds. All three freshmen have played in all 24 games for the Big Red and all three are averaging double-figure minutes. Purdue’s five-player class of Mary Ashley Stevenson (231/118), Rashunda Jones (161/47), Sophie Swanson (88/18), McKenna Layden (30/27) and Emily Monson (12/11) have combined for 522 points and 221 rebounds. 
Huskers Set Attendance Mark in Win Over No. 2 Iowa
• Nebraska set the school record with a sellout crowd of 15,042 in an 82-79 victory over No. 2 Iowa at Pinnacle Bank Arena (Feb. 11, 2024). The game also came in front of a FOX national TV audience on Super Bowl Sunday in Lincoln. The game was sold out six weeks in advance with no promotion.
• The attendance eclipsed the previous record of 14,289 fans for Pack PBA on Play4Kay Day at Pinnacle Bank Arena (Feb. 18, 2023) vs. No. 7 Iowa.
• Nebraska’s 2023 Pack PBA crowd eclipsed its previous women’s basketball attendance mark of 13,595 fans (sellout) against Missouri at the Devaney Center on Feb. 27, 2010. NU drew 10 straight crowds of more than 10,000 fans at the Devaney Center in 2009-10.
• Nebraska drew 9,750 fans to open its stay in Pinnacle Bank Arena with a win over UCLA on Nov. 8, 2013. The home-opening crowd at PBA is a Nebraska non-conference record.
• The Huskers are averaging 6,148 fans through 14 home games at PBA this season, which ranks No. 3 in school history with two home games remaining. Nebraska ranks 14th nationally in average home attendance.
• Nebraska ranked No. 13 nationally in average home attendance (5,761) over 17 games in 2022-23. It was an increase of 1,282 fans per contest at Pinnacle Bank Arena over 2021-22, when Nebraska averaged 4,489 fans while going 16-1 at home.
• The Huskers have ranked among the top 25 nationally in attendance for 13 consecutive seasons (not including 2020-21 when no fans were allowed at Pinnacle Bank Arena).
• In 163 games with attendance allowed (excludes 11 games during COVID pandemic in 2020-21), the Huskers have averaged 5,166 fans per game (841,939 total fans/163 games).
• Nebraska produced its top attendance season in school history by ranking No. 7 nationally with a record 7,390 fans per game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in 2009-10. The Huskers went 16-0 at the Devaney Center on their way to a perfect 29-0 record, a Big 12 title and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Huskers vs. Hawkeyes Set FOX TV Ratings Mark
• Nebraska’s 82-79 win over No. 2 Iowa (Sunday, Feb. 11) set the FOX network record with 1.772 million viewers. Kim Adams, who will be the Peacock analyst for Wednesday’s game at No. 2 Ohio State, was also the analyst for the game between the Huskers and Hawkeyes on FOX.

Husker Nuggets
• Natalie Potts earned her conference-leading sixth Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week award on Feb. 12. 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. She leads all Big Ten freshmen in scoring (10.6 ppg), rebounding (5.5 rpg) and field goal percentage (.529). 

• Alexis Markowski has been named to the Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll six times in 13 weeks in 2023-24, including Jan. 15. She also earned a spot on the St. Pete Showcase All-Tournament Team (Nov. 25). She ranks second in the Big Ten in rebounding (10.1 rpg) and sixth in scoring (16.4 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 488 straight games dating back to a loss at UTEP on Dec. 20, 2008. Nebraska has hit at least two threes in 367 consecutive games.

• Nebraska has hit 10 or more threes 36 times in the last 96 games, including nine 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) and in the win over No. 2 Iowa (Feb. 11).

• 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).