Husker women play Pittsburg State in exhibition
The Nebraska women's basketball team plays the first game in Pinnacle Bank Arena history when the Huskers face the Pittsburg State Gorillas in an exhibition game Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m.
Season tickets for "Season One" at Nebraska's new home for women's basketball are available now at Huskers.com or by calling 1-800-8-BIG-RED. NU's season ticket sales for women's basketball have increased by more than 50 percent from a year ago, reaching a school-record 3,200 prior to the start of the exhibition season.
Individual single game tickets for Nebraska women's basketball go on sale Thursday, Oct. 24, and will be available on Huskers.com. Tickets also will be available at the door starting 90 minutes before tip-off at the Pinnacle Bank Arena box office. Fans in 8th grade and younger in Halloween costumes will be admitted free to Sunday's game as part of Nebraska's annual Husker Haunted Hoops promotion. A costume contest will take place at halftime, and trick or treat opportunities will be available on the concourse.
Sunday's tip with Pittsburg State will be the earliest start date in school history. Last season's game with the Gorillas marked the previous earliest tip in history (Oct. 29). The game will be the first of 20 home dates for the Huskers in Season One, including a Sunday, Nov. 3, exhibition finale against Nebraska-Kearney and 18 regular-season home games.
The 2013-14 Huskers, who return four starters from last year's squad that advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 and finished with a 25-9 overall record, were selected as a regional host for the 2014 NCAA Tournament. Nebraska will serve as one of four hosts, joining Notre Dame, Louisville and Stanford, for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds, March 29-April 1, on the Road to the NCAA Women's Final Four.
Tentative Projected Lineups
Nebraska Cornhuskers (25-9, 12-4 Big Ten)
3 - Hailie Sample - 6-1 - Jr. - F - 4.8 ppg, 4.6 rpg
23 - Emily Cady - 6-2 - Jr. - F - 9.1 ppg, 7.9 rpg
35 - Jordan Hooper - 6-2 - Sr. - F - 17.9 ppg, 8.8 rpg
33 - Rachel Theriot - 6-0 - So. - G - 6.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg
13 - Brandi Jeffery - 5-7 - Jr. - G - 3.5 ppg, 1.9 rpg
Off the Bench
1 - Tear'a Laudermill - 5-9 - Jr. - G - 5.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg
10 - Hannah Tvrdy - 5-9 - Fr. - G - High School
11 - Esther Ramacieri - 5-8 - Fr. - G - High School
14 - Katie Simon - 6-2 - Jr. - F - 2.0 ppg, 1.2 rpg
21 - Sadie Murren - 5-8 - So. - G - 1.5 ppg, 0.9 rpg
22 - Allie Havers - 6-5 - Fr. - C - High School
Head Coach: Connie Yori (Creighton, 1986)
12th Season at NU (215-135); 24th Season Overall (410-275)
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