Husker Update: Women’s Basketball, Wrestling, Football, Gymnastics

Women’s Basketball

Nebraska continues its four-game home stand by battling Southern University on Wednesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Tip-off between the Huskers (4-0) and the defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Jaguars (2-2) is set for 7 p.m.

Senior guard Hannah Whitish needs just two points to become the 33rd Husker to score 1,000 points in a career. Whitish had eight points and a career-high nine rebounds to go along with five assists in Sunday’s win over SIUE. Whitish is just 22 assists away from becoming the eighth Husker in history to dish out 400 assists.

Wrestling

The Nebraska wrestling team was ranked No. 3 in the NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll released on Tuesday, the highest the program has been rated since February 17, 2009.

Nebraska (2-0) returns to action on Friday, Nov. 22, when they host Wyoming in the Devaney Center. Dual action is slated to get underway at 7 p.m. NU then heads east to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to take on Northern Iowa at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24.

Football

Nebraska senior linebacker Mohamed Barry has been named one of six finalists for the Pop Warner National College Football Award. The award was established in 2010, and recognizes a graduating senior who has made a real impact on the field, in the classroom and in his community.

Barry is joined among the group of finalists by USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., Wake Forest running back Cade Carney, Penn State punter Blake Gillikin, Kansas safety Bryce Torneden and Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown.

Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara was the first winner of the award in 2010.

Gymnastics

The Nebraska women’s gymnastics team will hold an intra-squad meet this Friday in Mabel Lee Hall (third floor) at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, as fans will get a look into the Huskers’ routines before the season begins in January. Doors will open to the public at 5:30 p.m.

The Huskers will go through their lineup in Olympic order. The event will begin on vault, followed by uneven bars, balance beam, and concluding on floor exercise. No official individual or team scores will be given out during the event.

The Huskers will continue the off season with another intra-squad meet on December 21, at 6 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Center before beginning the 2020 season in Provo, Utah again BYU on Monday, January 6.

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