6 p.m. vs Nebraska • Williams Arena • BTN Plus, 96.7-FM
Healthy Huskers playing better of late
Gophers update: The Gophers (7-11, 6-10 Big Ten) are coming off a difficult road trip that included one-sided losses at Rutgers and Maryland. The Gophers should have G Sara Scalia back after she missed the Maryland game with a non-COVID-related sore throat. She was one of only two players in double figures against Rutgers. But the Gophers likely will be without G Jasmine Powell, who sprained her ankle late in the first half at Maryland. If she can't play, freshman Alexia Smith would play point guard. F Kadi Sissoko had 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists vs. Maryland, the only Gophers player in double figures.
Nebraska update: The Cornhuskers (11-9, 9-8) are healthier than when the Gophers beat them in Lincoln on Jan. 19, and have won two in a row, including an upset of then-24th-ranked Northwestern. Nebraska has four victories over ranked teams this season. One big reason is 6-2 forward Isabelle Bourne — who was injured in Nebraska's loss to the Gophers — who has averaged 21.5 points and 14 rebounds the past two games. G Sam Haiby leads the Huskers in scoring (16.9). She had 25 points against the Gophers last month.
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