Nicea Eliely played one of the top games of her career with 17 points, while fellow sophomore Hannah Whitish added 17 of her own to lead the Nebraska women’s basketball team to a 79-69 victory over Michigan State at the Breslin Center on Wednesday night.
Eliely’s season-high 17 points came on 5-of-6 shooting from the field including 3-of-3 from three-point range to help the Huskers improve to 19-7 overall and 10-3 in the Big Ten to remain in a tie for second place in the conference standings with Ohio State. The Spartans, who welcomed the return of Shay Colley from injury after a seven-game absence, slipped to 15-12 overall and 5-9 in the conference.
Nebraska returns to Big Ten road action on Saturday when the Huskers travel to Bloomington to battle Indiana. Tip-off between the Huskers and the Hoosiers is set for 11 a.m.