‘Taking in these last moments’: Nebraska looks forward to playing WNIT game at PBA
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska women’s basketball will have a home-court advantage Wednesday against Missouri State in the first round of the WNIT.
Huskers Alexis Markowski and Sam Haiby said Tuesday that they appreciate the opportunity to play in front of the Husker faithful in the postseason.
“I love playing in front of our home fans and it definitely is an advantage, especially in postseason to have that home crowd,” Markowski said.
Haiby, who is in her final season with the Huskers, said she will savor what could be her final game at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
“Kind of just taking in these last moments, we get another opportunity to play at PBA, so just kind of enjoy that,” she said.
Nebraska finished its season with a 16-14 record and then immediately fell to Michigan State in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.
Head coach Amy Williams said that she didn’t feel like the Huskers played the best basketball that they were capable of this season.
Despite that, she said it’s great to have a chance to play in the WNIT.
“To have opportunities to continue to work towards, that is just a really great opportunity that we don’t want to let slip past us,” she said.
Nebraska takes on Missouri State at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The game will be broadcast on Big Ten Plus and the Huskers Radio Network.
#Huskers getting ready for the WNIT. The big red host Missouri State in round one tomorrow at 6! Hear from Amy Williams, Jaz Shelley and Sam Haiby tonight at 6 & 10 on @Channel8ABC! pic.twitter.com/bEjwFArH2a
— Lauren Michelson (@LaurenMichelson) March 14, 2023