LINCOLN – Here’s the latest from Huskerland on Monday, January 18, 2021:
Senior center Kate Cain nearly unleashed a triple-double while tying her career high with 22 points, and Nebraska got a monumental team defensive effort on its way to a 63-55 women’s basketball win over previously unbeaten and No. 15 Ohio State at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Playing without their second-leading scorer and rebounder Isabelle Bourne who was out with an ankle injury, the Huskers not only got 22 points, 12 rebounds and nine blocked shots from Cain, they also got 11 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds from junior guard Sam Haiby. While Cain produced the most dominant performance at both ends of the court in her Husker career, Haiby controlled the tempo for the Big Red throughout, as Nebraska held the Buckeyes 35 points below their season scoring average. Nebraska improved to 7-4 overall and 5-3 in the Big Ten.
Nebraska shoots for its fifth win in the last six games when the Huskers take on Minnesota Tuesday afternoon at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Tip-off between the Huskers and Golden Gophers is set for 3 p.m.
The No. 11 Nebraska rifle team capped an impressive weekend sweep of No. 6 Air Force, knocking off the Falcons, 4,699-4,676, at the NU Rifle Range on Sunday.
The Huskers return to action next weekend for a pair of matches at Kentucky (Fri., Jan. 22) and against NC State (Sun, Jan. 24).
Track & Field
The Nebraska track and field team opened the 2021 season hosting the Husker Triangular at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Indoor Track on Saturday. Competing against Iowa and Minnesota in the non-scored meet, the Huskers won eight individual titles and a handful of Huskers flashed their potential with some of the top performances in school history in their respective events.
The Huskers head to Iowa City, Iowa next weekend for the Larry Wieczorek Invitational.