Game time is approaching
The No. 13 Nebraska women's basketball team takes on Brigham Young in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament on Monday night in Los Angeles with a berth to the Sweet 16 on the line. Tip-off between the Big Ten Tournament champion Huskers (26-6, 12-4 Big Ten) and the Cougars (27-6, 14-4 West Coast Conference) is set for 6:10 p.m. (PT) at Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA.
The No. 4 seed Huskers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the past seven years by beating 13th-seeded Fresno State, 74-55, on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Big Ten Player of the Year Jordan Hooper led the Big Red with her 14th double-double of the season and her school-record-tying 40th double-double of her career. The 6-2 senior forward from Alliance, Neb., led the Huskers with a game-high 23 points, her 50th career 20-point effort, while adding 11 rebounds.
Junior forward Emily Cady added her 13th double-double of the season and 21st of her career with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Big Ten Tournament MVP Rachel Theriot notched her fourth double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 assists.
The 12th-seeded Cougars earned their fourth NCAA Tournament victory in history and their first since 2006 by running past No. 5 seed NC State, 72-57, in Saturday's first round. The Cougars will be shooting for their second NCAA Sweet 16 trip in school history, joining an appearance in 2002. BYU's 27 wins are the most in Coach Jeff Judkins' 13 seasons with the Cougars.
The Huskers will be shooting for their third NCAA Sweet 16 bid in school history and third in the past five seasons, joining trips in 2010 and 2013. The Big Red will play to get back home to Pinnacle Bank Arena, where the Huskers will host the NCAA Lincoln Regional, March 29 and 31.
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