Husker Women Close Sixth Consecutive Win

Husker Women Close Sixth Consecutive Win
Nebraska junior Maddie Simon averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists as the Huskers split a pair of games to start Big Ten play. (World-Herald News Service)

Hannah Whitish and Taylor Kissinger each buried four three-pointers to shoot Nebraska to its sixth consecutive women’s basketball road victory with a 69-59 win over Northwestern at Evanston Township High School on Sunday afternoon.

Whitish led the Huskers with a game-high 16 points including 4-of-5 three-pointers, while adding seven assists, as Nebraska improved to 2-1 in the Big Ten and 11-5 overall. Northwestern slipped to 1-3 in the conference and 8-10 on the season.

Nebraska continues its three-game Big Ten road swing by returning to Illinois on Wednesday to face the Fighting Illini. Tip-off between the Huskers and Illinois at the State Farm Center in Champaign is set for 7 p.m.