Husker Women Open 2019 Play Against Iowa

Husker Women Open 2019 Play Against Iowa
Nebraska coach Amy Williams says forward Maddie Simon hasn’t been at her best yet this season. Simon is averaging 8.2 points and 4.3 rebounds, but she’s also averaging 2.54 turnovers per game. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Nebraska women’s basketball team opens the 2019 calendar year with its second straight Big Ten road game when the Huskers take on No. 19 Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday.

Tip off between Nebraska (7-6, 2-0 Big Ten) and the Hawkeyes (9-3, 0-1 Big Ten) is set for 7 p.m. (CT) in Iowa City.

Nebraska is coming off its first road win of the season, a 78-69 come-from-behind win at defending Big Ten champion Ohio State on New Year’s Eve.

Iowa is led by 2019 Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year and All-American Megan Gustafson. The 6-3 senior is averaging 26.8 points and 12.6 rebounds per game.