Nebraska Women Head to Los Angeles
Courtesy: Nebraska Athletics
The No. 13 Nebraska women's basketball team heads to Los Angeles as a No. 4 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The Huskers will square off with Mountain West Tournament champion and No. 13 seed Fresno State in the first round on Saturday at 3 p.m. (CT)
Nebraska fans interested in following the Huskers in person to Los Angeles can purchase tickets from NU's official NCAA block by calling the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-8-BIG-RED. All-session reserved tickets for the first- and second-round games at Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus are $28, while general admission tickets are $18.
The game will be televised live by ESPN2 with Dave Pasch and Doris Burke on the call. The first-round clash between the Huskers and Bulldogs will be carried live on radio by the Husker Sports Network with Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch on the call on flagships B107.3 FM in Lincoln, 93.3 FM KFFF in Omaha and 880 AM-KRVN in Lexington.
The Big Ten Tournament Champion Huskers enter the game as one of the nation's hottest teams with 12 wins in their last 13 games, including four wins over top 25 foes. Nebraska ran to its first-ever conference tournament title with wins over Minnesota (80-67), No. 19 Michigan State (86-58) and No. 23 Iowa (72-65) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, March 7-9.
All-American Jordan Hooper headlines a Husker starting five that earned All-Big Ten honors for 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year Connie Yori. Hooper, the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year, has averaged 20.3 points and 9.2 rebounds per game this season, including 22.0 points and 8.0 rebounds to earn a spot on the Big Ten All-Tournament Team.
Rachel Theriot, the Big Ten Tournament MVP, joined Hooper with first-team All-Big Ten honors. The 6-0 sophomore point guard averaged 18.7 points and a tournament-record 10.0 assists to increase her season averages to 14.3 points and 6.9 assists per game. Theriot dished out 18 assists against Minnesota on March 7, and owns a school-record 213 assists on the season.