The Thanksgiving holiday is almost here and soon families will be coming together for a time of celebration and thankfulness. In addition to the turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and all the other fixings, the Grand Island Fire Department encourages residents to put fire safety on their Thanksgiving menu.
According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. In 2017, more than three times as many home cooking fires occurred on Thanksgiving as on a typical day with U.S. fire departments responding to an estimated 1,600 home cooking fires on the holiday.
Along with NFPA, the Grand Island Fire Department offers the following tips to keep families safe this holiday season:
Be sure to remove previous food and grease buildup from burners, stove top, and oven before starting Thanksgiving cooking.
Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling, or broiling food. If leaving the kitchen, turn off the stove.
When simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly and remain in the home while the food is cooking.
Keep children at least three feet away from the stove as steam or splashes from vegetables, gravy, and other dishes can cause serious burns.
Avoid wearing loose fitting clothing while cooking and if wearing long sleeves roll them up.
Keep the number of people in the kitchen to a minimum, including children and pets, to avoid injuries from hot spills or causing tripping hazards. Crowded kitchens can cause confusion and result in burns.
Be sure electrical cords from appliances such as electric knives, coffeemakers, plate warmers, and mixers are not dangling off the counter or within easy reach of children.
Keep anything that can catch fire such as oven mitts, wooden utensils, towels, and wrappers away from stoves and ovens.
Never leave children alone near lit candles. Furthermore, matches and utility lighters should be kept in a locked cabinet out of the reach of children.
Test smoke alarms to ensure alarms are working properly.
Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen in case of emergency and know how to use it.
As noted above, many safety tips involve kids. The Fire Department suggests having activities that keep kids out of the kitchen during the busy food preparation time. Games, puzzles, or books centered on Thanksgiving will keep kids busy, but still allows them to be included in the holiday celebration.
Grand Island Fire Chief Cory Schmidt says, “The GIFD wants you have a safe Thanksgiving that is free from fire or accidents. Remember to stand by your pan and keep a close watch on your cooking and baking this holiday season.”
For more information about the Grand Island Fire Department visit us atwww.facebook.com/GI.FireDepartment.
Two people already charged with kidnapping two people have been accused of killing one, whose body was found in a drainage pipe in southwest Nebraska.
Chase County Court records say 24-year-old Kevin German, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and 22-year-old Keonna Carter, of Taylorsville, Utah, are charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and other crimes.
The two were arrested Saturday in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Court records say they’re suspected leaving 22-year-old Annika Swanson, of Imperial, in a drainage pipe in a Chase County pasture on Nov. 14. The records say Carter told investigators that German beat up Swanson and, accompanied by Carter, forced Swanson down into the pipe on Nov. 14. Using Carter’s information, authorities found and recovered Swanson’s body in the pipe on Sunday. Her father had reported her missing three days earlier.
German, Carter and a third person are also suspected of kidnapping a 20-year-old woman. Authorities have said she’s safe now.
Kate Cain led three Huskers in double figures with 18 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, while Sam Haiby added 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Leigha Brown pitched in 14 points and four rebounds off the bench for the Big Red, which slipped to 5-1 on the season. Creighton got game highs of 26 points and 13 rebounds from Jaylyn Agnew to improve to 4-1 on the year.
Nebraska led 18-17 after one quarter despite four first-quarter threes by the Jays. CU added three more threes in the second quarter and the two teams went to halftime tied at 32. Creighton finished the first half 7-for-20 from the long range, and got hotter in the second half.
The Jays opened the third quarter with back-to-back threes from Tatum Rembao and Temi Carda to push their lead to 38-32 after trailing by as many as six points in the second quarter. Rembao finished with 11 points and two threes, while Carda poured in 18 points on 4-of-7 three-point shooting for the game. Olivia Elger carried CU for much of the third quarter scoring 10 points including back-to-back to keep the Jays up by six at 50-44 with 2:50 left.
The Huskers trimmed the lead to 52-51 on Ashtyn Veerbeek's traditional three-point play with 36 seconds left, but Carda closed the quarter with CU's fifth three of the period to head to the fourth with a 55-51 edge. Veerbeek finished with nine points and six rebounds.
Elger, who finished with 18 points on 3-of-5 three-point shooting and 7-of-10 free throws, then buried a triple to start the fourth before a three-point play from Agnew extended Creighton's margin to 10 at 61-51 with 8:50 left. Nebraska refused to quick cutting Creighton's margin to five on multiple occasions in the final minute, but the Jays ultimately prevailed, while hitting 7-of-12 threes and 20-of-25 free throws in the second half.
The Huskers out-shot the Jays, hitting 44.1 percent (30-68), but went just 3-for-16 from three-point range. CU (.368) hit just seven two-point baskets (7-25) but went 14-of-32 (.438) from three-point range. The Jays also connected on 23-of-29 free throws, compared to 11-for-18 shooting at the stripe for Nebraska. Both teams managed 41 rebounds, and the Huskers won the turnover battle, 9-6.
Seniors Hannah Whitish and Nicea Eliely each had four points, while freshman Isabelle Bourne finished with seven points on the day, including NU's only three pointer in the first half.
Nebraska returns to action on Friday, Nov. 29, when the Huskers take on USC at the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas. Tip-off against the Trojans (3-2) is set for 7:45 p.m. (CT).
Ouedraogo got the Huskers (2-2) going with two early baskets in the extra session, including a dunk which ignited a 10-0 spurt in the extra period, while Green hit a pair of 3-pointers to help the Huskers build a 10-point cushion and hold on. Nebraska went 4-of-5 from the floor in overtime.
Green finished with a season-high 22 points, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, and six assists to lead four Huskers in double figures. Ouedraogo finished with a season-high 11 points for Nebraska, which shot 58 percent from the field, but went just 19-of-37 from the foul line.
Cam Mack totaled 16 points and eight assists, while Matej Kavas came off the bench with 10 points, including a trio of 3-pointers for the winners, as NU set season highs in both 3-pointers (12) and 3-point percentage (57.1),
The win overshadowed an outstanding performance from Southern's Micah Bradford, who led all scorers with 31 points, including 6-of-11 from 3-point range, before fouling out in overtime. Darius Williams also had a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds for the visitors.
Southern erased a 70-65 deficit and led 80-79 after a Williams basket with 33.9 seconds left and had two chances in the final seconds of regulation after Jervay Green's free throw tied it at 80 with 15.6 seconds left.
Bradford missed on a contested jumper, but the rebound was tipped and went out of bounds with 2.1 seconds left. Montese Blake's 3-point attempt was contested by Cam Mack and missed to force overtime where NU finally put the Jaguars away.
In the first half, the Huskers used their best 3-point shooting of the season to take a 40-38 lead into the break. The Huskers went 7-of-12 from 3-point range, as Kavas and Green combined for five 3-pointers for the Big Red.
Leading 20-17, the Huskers went on a 13-4 spurt behind the shooting of Kavas, who hit a trio of 3-pointer in the spurt, the last giving the Huskers its largest lead of the half at 33-20.
Southern came roaring back, using a 18-2 run behind the play of Bradford, who scored 10 of his 13 first-half points in the spurt, as the Jaguars led 38-35 after a trio of Ashante Shivers free throws with 1:13 left in the half. The lead would be short-lived, as Nebraska closed the half with five straight points.
Southern, which shot just 34 percent in the first half, hit its first five shots from the field, turning a 42-38 deficit into a 51-46 lead after a Lamarcus Lee basket with 15:23 left in regulation. The Jaguars eventually stretched the lead to eight points twice, the last being at 59-51 before the Husker bench keyed the comeback.
Thorir Thorbjarnarson came off the bench and drilled two straight 3-pointers as part of seven straight points, as the Huskers sliced the lead back to one. NU would eventually regain the lead at 62-61 on a Green free throw with 8:25 left.
The Huskers seemingly regained control with six unanswered points, turning a one-point deficit into a 70-65 lead after a Mack basket with 5:30 left, but the visitors responded with seven straight points of their own to take a 72-70 lead after Burns' basket with 4:08 remaining.
The Huskers return to action on Monday when they take on Washington State in the first round of the Cayman Islands Classic. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. and will be carried on the Husker Sports Network and available online at FloHoops.com.
The Lopers (33-0) win this event for a fourth straight season and for the fifth time since joining the league in 2012. UNK will undoubtedly host the NCAA Tournament Central Regional December 5-7 (Thurs.-Sat.) at the Health & Sports Center. The 64-team NCAA field will be announced Monday night at 6:30 p.m. Central at www.ncaa.com.
"Hats off to Central Missouri. They have a heck of a team and belong in the tournament. I hope they get in," UNK head coach Rick Squiers siad. "Early on we took quite a shot from them. You watch that team warm up and you wonder how you're going to stop them. And early on we didn't stop them very well and then we struggled ourselves."
To beat UCM (23-9) for a 10th straight time, the Lopers had to dig deep as they dropped the first set by six points and then trailed in the second by deficits of 4-0, 8-3, 17-12 and 23-20. As they have all fall a gritty UNK team found away, getting three straight kills to knot things up for sixth and final time in the set. Freshman outside Kamryn Schuler (Gretna) had the last two kills with another one by junior middle Anna Squiers (Kearney Catholic) allowing Kearney to reach an unlikely set point. A Jennie timeout followed but didn't help as Schuler and Squiers combined for a block, a set win and a huge momentum change.
"it really wasn't looking good but we just kept fighting. That's what we are … we do it with ball control, defense, and scrappiness. And our players are smart," Squiers said. "The first set and a half Maddie (Squiers) was everywhere. We didn't win the first set but she dug nine balls. She was just trying to do everything and I thought between her and Julianne (Jackson) they just wouldn't let us come apart."
The pivotal third set featured seven ties and four lead changes and was a series of runs. UCM broke an eight all knot with a 3-1 spurt and then UNK countered with a 5-1 run capped by a kill from senior outside Julianne Jackson (Bonner Springs, Kan.). That resulted in a UCM timeout but the break again didn't help as the Lopers tacked on three more points to open up a 17-12 cushion. Jackson had a kill in that stretch with junior right side Mary Katherine Wolfe (Omaha Marian) having one of the team's five aces on the evening.
While UCM cut the deficit to 21-19 on an unforced Loper attack error, Kearney closed things out thanks to three Jennie unforced errors and a kill by redshirt freshman outside Sami Mauch (North Platte). She came off the bench to have five and they all seemingly came at the right time.
"We got a contribution from a lot of people like Sami coming off the bench. Even Emma (Benton) bothers them with the deep float serve," Squiers said. "Once we got it rolling we're a good finishing team. As you start playing teams like this where everybody has firepower, it's just hard to look down the bench and see Sami. Her learning curve is going to happen right into the postseason because you got to have that swing out there."
Central Missouri went five sets to upset No. 3 Washburn Friday night and eventually seemed to wear out in the fourth. UNK hit .351 (14-1-37) in the set with Squiers having two aces as part of a six-point run from the service line. That made the score 18-9 and the celebration was about to begin.
"Just couldn't be prouder of our kids. It's been a special group, a special year. I hope it keeps going for a long time but there's no guarantee in this region. You're going to be playing someone really good so all the NCAA matches will be like this," Squiers said.
UNK had three more kills, 57-54, than UCM but hit 39 points higher, .200-.161. The Lopers had no blocks in the opening set but 10 over the final three while being plus three in the serve game.
Individually Jackson (17) and Schuler (13) combined for 30 of the kills with Squiers adding eight and Wolfe and Bennington freshman Michaela Bartels joining Mauch with five apiece. Jackson, the MIAA Co-Player of the Year, came alive late to the tune of eight third-set kills and five more in the fourth.
Next, Lincoln sophomore libero Lindsay Nottlemann had a match-high 27 digs with four others reaching a double digit total as well. That included Wolfe (14), Jackson (12) and junior setter Madison Squiers (16). She also had 45 assists, three blocks, three kills and an ace. Finally Anna Squiers had a team-best four stuffs with Jackson and Bartels at three apiece.
UCM got 25 digs and 14 kills from Aubree Bell and 12 kills from Hannah VanBuskirk who was very strong in the early going.
Live radio coverage (beginning at 1:45 p.m.) can be heard in Lincoln on 1400 AM-KLIN and in Omaha on CD 105.9 FM. Stations across the state will also carry the broadcast on the Learfield-IMG College Husker Sports Network. Free live audio can be found at Huskers.com and the Huskers App.
A live video stream will be provided by BTN+ as part of Nebraska's BTN Student U telecasts.
It will be the 45th all-time meeting between the Huskers and Jays, with Nebraska owning a 30-14 edge in the series, but Creighton has earned wins in the last three games.
Nebraska is coming off its most complete all-around game of the young season with a 73-39 win over defending SWAC champion and 2019 NCAA Tournament qualifier Southern on Wednesday.
Leigha Brown (16) led three Husker sophomores in double figures, including Ashtyn Veerbeek (12) and Sam Haiby (10). Brown (15.6 ppg), Haiby (12.4 ppg) and Veerbeek (10.8 ppg) are also Nebraska's three leading scorers on the season.
Senior Hannah Whitish became the 33rd Husker to join the 1,000-point club, when she hit a mid-range jumper midway through the first quarter against the Jaguars. She finished the game with eight points, five rebounds and five assists.
All 10 Huskers who played in the game against Southern scored at least two points and grabbed at least one rebound, while Nebraska held an opponent to fewer than 40 points for just the third time in 102 games inside Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The first time the Huskers held an opponent to less than 40 at Pinnacle Bank Arena came on Dec. 14, 2013, in Nebraska's 63-38 win over Creighton.
Through five games this season, Nebraska has held four opponents to 55 points or less. Last season, the Huskers held only two opponents to 55 points the entire 30-game season.
Nebraska is holding opponents to 54.8 points per game, while limiting the opposition to 30.9 percent shooting from the field and 21.2 percent from three-point range. Those same opponents are shooting 72.6 percent at the free throw line.
Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-0) vs. Creighton Bluejays (3-1)
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, 2 p.m. (CT)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,000) - Lincoln
Live Video: BTN+ (Student U)
Live Radio: Husker Sports Network (1:45 p.m.)
Matt Coatney (PBP), Jeff Griesch (Analyst)
Lincoln-1400 AM KLIN; CD 105.9 FM; Huskers.com; Huskers App
Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
13 - Ashtyn Veerbeek - 6-2 - So. - F - 10.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg
31 - Kate Cain - 6-5 - Jr. - C - 7.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg
3 - Hannah Whitish - 5-9 - Sr. - G - 8.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg
4 - Sam Haiby - 5-9 - So. - G - 12.4 ppg, 1.8 rpg
5 - Nicea Eliely - 6-1 - Sr. - G - 9.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg
Off the Bench
32 - Leigha Brown - 6-1 - So. - F - 15.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg
33 - Taylor Kissinger - 6-1 - Jr. - G - 4.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg
34 - Isabelle Bourne - 6-2 - Fr. - F - 3.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg
14 - Grace Mitchell - 6-2 - Sr. - F - 3.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg
44 - Kayla Mershon - 6-3 - So. - F - 1.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg
11 - Kristian Hudson - 5-5 - RSr. - G - 1.8 ppg, 1.2 rpg
1 - Makenzie Helms - 5-8 - Fr. - G - 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
2 - Trinity Brady - 5-11 - Fr. - G - 0.0 ppg, 0.0 rpg
Head Coach: Amy Williams (Nebraska, 1998)
Fourth Season at Nebraska (47-49); 13th Season Overall (240-158)
Creighton Bluejays (3-1, 0-0 Big East)
5 - Jaylyn Agnew - 5-11 - Sr. - F - 16.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg
12 - Gracey Griglione - 6-1 - So. - F - 1.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg
2 - Tatum Rembao - 5-9 - Jr. - G - 8.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg
4 - Temi Carda - 5-7 - Jr. - G - 12.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg
21 - Olivia Elger - 5-7 - Sr. - G - 6.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg
Off the Bench
33 - Payton Brotzki - 5-11 - So. - G - 5.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg
24 - Chloe Dworak - 5-6 - So. - G - 5.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg
34 - Mykel Parham - 6-2 - Fr. - F - 3.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg
22 - Carly Bachelor - 6-0 - Fr. - G/F - 3.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg
3 - Dee Dee Pryor - 5-7 - Fr. - G - 1.5 ppg, 0.5 rpg
Head Coach: Jim Flanery (Creighton, 1987)
18th Season at Creighton (330-221); 18th Season Overall: (330-221)
• Creighton comes to Lincoln with a 3-1 record after a 70-59 win over North Dakota State in Omaha on Monday night. The Bluejays own three double-digit wins, including a 61-48 victory over South Dakota State and a 67-54 win at Omaha.
• CU's lone loss came in a 63-53 setback at Drake on Nov. 16. The Jays hit 11 three-pointers against the Bulldogs, but 36 of their 68 shots from the field came from beyond the arc. CU was outscored at the free throw line, 11-2.
• Senior Jaylyn Agnew led the Jays with 16.3 points per game while ranking second on the squad with 6.0 rebounds. The 5-11 forward from Andover, Kan., has hit a team-best 10 threes and is a perfect 9-for-9 at the free throw line. Agnew also leads CU with 4.0 assists and 1.8 steals. She did not play in last season's game with the Huskers because of injury.
• Junior Temi Carda is the only other Jay averaging in double figures (12.0 ppg). The 5-7 guard is leading the Jays on the boards (6.8 rpg). Carda has hit 14-of-17 free throws. Carda and Agnew have averaged nearly 38 minutes per game through the first four contests this season. Carda produced eight points on 2-of-9 shooting last season against the Huskers.
• Junior guard Tatum Rembao has pitched in 8.0 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Jays. Last year, she led CU with 18 points and six assists against NU, hitting 2-of-3 threes.
• Senior guard Olivia Elger has contributed 6.8 points and 2.5 boards. Elger scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds off the bench last season against the Huskers. She knocked down 3-of-5 three-point attempts.
• Rembao and Elger, who combined to hit all five of CU's threes in the win over Nebraska last season, have both averaged about 26 minutes per game this year.
• Gracey Griglione rounds out the CU starting five by providing size inside. The 6-1 forward is averaging 1.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in just 12 minutes per game. She had two points and two boards in seven minutes as a starter against the Big Red last season.
• Sophomores Payton Brotzki (5.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg) and Chloe Dworak (5.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg) have been consistent contributors off the bench for the Jays. Both players were scoreless against the Huskers last season.
• Mykel Parham (6-2) and Carly Bachelor (6-0) are freshmen who give CU more size off the bench. The duo has combined to average 6.3 points and 6.8 rebounds through four games.
• As a team, Creighton is averaging 62.8 points per game while shooting 37.1 percent from the field and 31.6 percent (36-114) from three-point range. The Jays are a solid 75 percent at the free throw line but have averaged just 11 trips to the line per game compared to 14 by their opponents. CU has been out-rebounded, 39.0-35.0, but owns a plus-7.8 turnover margin per game.
Nebraska vs. Creighton Series History
• The Cornhuskers own a commanding 30-14 lead in the series, but the Bluejays have won the last three meetings, including a 74-65 win at D.J. Sokol Arena in Omaha on Dec. 2, 2018.
• The Jays also won the last meeting at Pinnacle Bank Arena, 64-49, on Nov. 19, 2017. Creighton and Nebraska both advanced to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
• Prior to Creighton's recent success, Nebraska had won 10 of the 11 previous meetings.
• The Huskers are 20-2 all-time against CU in Lincoln.
• Last season, Nebraska went just 2-for-22 from three-point range in Omaha. The Jays managed 5-for-21 shooting from long range.
• In the 2017-18 contest at Pinnacle Bank Arena, the Jays went 11-for-27 from long range, including a 6-for-9 shooting night from Jaylyn Agnew, who finished with 20 points and nine rebounds. Agnew did not play in last season's game in Omaha because of injury.
• In the last three meetings between Nebraska and Creighton, the Huskers have hit just 9-of-50 three-pointers (.180), while the Jays have knocked down 31-of-86 threes (.360). Creighton's 15 threes on Dec. 18, 2016 tied the opponent record against the Huskers.
• Since 2002-03, Nebraska owns an 11-6 edge in the series with the Bluejays despite hitting more than five three-pointers only once (9-for-21, Nov. 17, 2008) in the 17 games. Nebraska has hit just 54-of-203 attempts (.266) against the Jays.
• On the flip side, Creighton has hit at least five threes in each of the previous 17 meetings, going 129-of-382 (.338). The Jays are 6-11 against NU during the stretch despite scoring 225 more combined points behind the arc (22.8-9.5 ppg from 3FG).
• Kate Cain owns Nebraska's longest streak of consecutive starts (66).
• Nicea Eliely owns Nebraska's second-longest streak of starts (61).
• Eliely was the only Husker to score in all 30 games last season, and the only Husker to score in all of Nebraska's games against Big Ten Conference foes. She has scored in 39 consecutive games overall. She did not score in a win over Penn State on Feb. 22, 2018, the only time in the past three seasons (including 2019-20, 67 games) that Eliely was shut out.
• Leigha Brown has scored in double figures in all five games to open the season. She has scored in double figures in six consecutive games overall - the longest active streak by a Husker.
• Nebraska's current five-game winning streak is its longest since a pair of five-game winning streaks in 2017-18. The Huskers have not had a six-game winning streak since 2015-16 (Jan. 10-27).
• Nebraska will be shooting to open the season with six straight wins for the first time since 2014-15, when the Huskers opened the season 7-0.
• The Huskers have knocked down at least one three in 347 straight games dating back to a loss at UTEP on Dec. 20, 2008. Nebraska has hit at least two three-pointers in 226 consecutive games.
Numbers to Watch
(1) Sam Haiby is one rebound away from 100 in her career.
(4) Junior Kate Cain is four blocks away from 200 in her career. Only three other Huskers in history have achieved 200 career blocks.
(5) Ashtyn Veerbeek is five rebounds away from 200 in her career.
(6) Nicea Eliely is six assists away from 200 in her career.
(7) Kristian Hudson needs eight assists to reach 400 in her career (383 at FIU).
(9) Hannah Whitish is nine assists away from tying fellow Wisconsin native and two-time WNBA All-Star Anna DeForge (392, 1995-98) in eighth place on the Nebraska career assist list.
(11) Kristian Hudson needs 13 rebounds to reach 400 in her career (372 at FIU).
(17) Hannah Whitish is 17 assists away from becoming just the eighth Husker in history with 400 career assists.
• Nebraska will try to open the season 6-0 for the first time under Coach Amy Williams in her fourth season at Nebraska. The last Husker team to open 6-0 was the 2014-15 Nebraska team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament after opening the year 7-0.
• Through five games, Nebraska is allowing an average of 54.8 points per game while holding opponents to 30.9 percent shooting from the field and 21.2 percent success from three-point range.
• Last season, Nebraska allowed an average of 70.1 points per game, while opponents shot 41.1 percent from the field and 33.4 percent from long range.
• Nebraska has held four opponents to 55 points or less in five games this season. Last year, NU held only two foes (Radford-39, Kansas-52) to 55 or less.
• In 2017-18, Nebraska held 11 of 32 opponents to 55 points or less.
• Nebraska's bench has outscored the opposing bench in all five games this season. The Huskers have outscored the opponent bench in 33 of the last 35 games.
• The Husker bench has outscored the opponent bench by double digits 24 times in the last 35 games, including a 30-1 edge in a loss to 2019 NCAA Elite Eight qualifier Iowa (Feb. 25, 2019).
• Overall, Nebraska's bench outscored opposition benches 950-492 (31.7-16.4 ppg) for a plus-15.3 margin in 2018-19.
• Nebraska's bench scored 40 or more points seven times last season, including a season-high 45 in a loss at Arkansas.
• Nebraska has hit 10 or more threes 15 times in the last three seasons (including 2019-20, 67 games). Through the first 20 seasons with the three-point shot in women's basketball (1988-2007), Nebraska hit 10 threes in a game only six times (311 games).