Husker Update: Women’s Basketball, Volleyball

Husker Women’s Basketball

Nebraska opens its 2019-20 regular season by battling Alabama A&M on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Tip-off against the Bulldogs is set for noon (CT) at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.

The special noon tip time follows the Nebraska Life Skills Sportsmanship Pep Rally at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Nearly 2,000 elementary and middle-grades students from 27 school districts around Nebraska will converge on the arena to hear inspirational messages from Husker student-athletes and coaches, including Nebraska Head Coach Amy Williams and Alabama A&M Head Coach Margaret Richards – a former Husker. The Sportsmanship Pep Rally starts at 9:30 a.m.

Doors to the arena for pre-registered schools in the Pep Rally open at 8:30 a.m. Doors to the arena for the basketball game will open at 11 a.m. – just 60 minutes prior to tip-off, rather than the normal 90 minutes.

Husker Volleyball

Nebraska freshman libero Kenzie Knuckles was named the Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, the conference office announced.

Knuckles averaged 5.00 digs per set in No. 8 Nebraska’s wins against Rutgers and No. 7 Penn State over the weekend. She posted a career-high 24 digs in the five-set win over the Nittany Lions, as the Huskers held Penn State to a .166 hitting percentage, its lowest mark in a Big Ten match this season.

Knuckles also had 16 digs against Rutgers, as NU held the Scarlet Knights to a .099 hitting percentage.

The Yorktown, Indiana native picked up her first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor. Earlier this season she was honored as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.