The Nebraska Cornhuskers were considered to be on the bubble going into the women’s basketball selection show for the NCAA Tournament on Monday.
Luckily for the Cornhuskers, they found themselves on the right side of the bubble by making the tournament as a No. 10 seed. The team’s first-round game will be against Arizona State, the No. 7 seed in the Kansas City Region, on March 17 at 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2.
Nebraska is 21-10 overall this season and went 11-5 in conference play. In the Big Ten Tournament, the Cornhuskers lost to Maryland in the semifinal round.
Interestingly enough, Nebraska went 10-6 at home, but was 9-2 away from home — while going 2-2 in neutral-site games. The Cornhuskers posted a 4-4 record in their last eight games, but went 8-1 in the nine games before that.
The team is led by Amy Williams, who won the Big Ten Coach of the Year award. Hannah Whitish is the team’s leading scorer at 12.6 points per game, while Maddie Simon and Kate Cain add 10.4 and 10.1 per contest, respectively.
Cain also leads the team in rebounding, averaging 7.1 per game and has the most blocks with 100 on the season.
Arizona State is 21-12 going into the NCAA Tournament and is a Pac-12 at-large team. The Sun Devils started the season at 13-3 before going 8-9 over their last 17 games.