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Nebraska Women's Basketball

Nebraska Women's Basketball

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NOVEMBER 24, 2023

Table of Contents

A Perfect Weekend Dream

The Husker Ambition

The yearning for perfection on the hardwood, a symphony of aspirations, where each dribble echoes the team’s collective dream.

TCU’s Unbeaten Streak

The formidable foe, unbeaten, a Goliath standing in the way, creating a canvas of challenge for the Huskers to paint their triumph.

The Battle on Saturday

The impending clash, not just a game but a saga, where warriors in red and white seek to inscribe their names in the annals of victory.

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The St. Pete Showcase Spectacle

McArthur Center Showdown

A sacred battleground bathed in the Floridian sun, the McArthur Center, where dreams and realities intersect in a ballet of sweat, skill, and destiny.

Radio Waves and Online Cheers

Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch, the poetic narrators, weaving the tale through radio waves, while fans across the digital realm breathe life into the narrative.

Natalie Potts’ Thanksgiving Feast

A feast of finesse, a banquet of brilliance served by the hands of Natalie Potts, the freshman phenom, sculpting her legacy with each sublime shot.

Nebraska Cornhuskers  (4-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
vs. TCU Horned Frogs (6-0, 0-0 Big 12)
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, Noon (CT)
McArthur Center (Eckerd College), St. Petersburg, Fla.
Live Video: BeTheBeast.com
Live Stats: Huskers.com
Live Radio: Huskers Radio Network (11:30 a.m.)
Matt Coatney (PBP), Jeff Griesch (Analyst)
Lincoln (107.3 FM), Omaha (590 AM), Huskers.com, Huskers App

Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
22 – Natalie Potts – 6-2 – Fr. – F/G – 14.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg
40 – Alexis Markowski – 6-3 – Jr. – C/F – 18.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg
0 – Darian White – 5-6 – Gr. – G – 10.2 ppg, 7.4 rpg
1 – Jaz Shelley – 5-9 – Gr. – G – 11.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg
42 – Maddie Krull – 5-9 – Gr. – G – 2.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg
Off the Bench
21 – Annika Stewart – 6-3 – Sr. – F – 9.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg
14 – Callin Hake – 5-9 – So. – G – 7.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg
12 – Jessica Petrie – 6-2 – Fr. – F – 4.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg
2 – Logan Nissley – 6-0 – Fr. – G – 3.8 ppg, 2.0 rpg
15 – Kendall Moriarty – 6-1 – Jr. – G – 2.4 ppg, 1.4 rpg
32 – Kendall Coley – 6-2 – Jr. – F – 1.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg
Head Coach: Amy Williams (Nebraska, 1998)
Eighth Season at Nebraska (118-100); 17th Season Overall (311-209)

TCU Horned Frogs (6-0, 0-0 Big 12)
13 – Sedona Prince – 6-7 – Gr. – C – 21.2 ppg, 10.3 rpg
1 – Jaden Owens – 5-7 – Gr. – G – 6.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg
3 – Madison Conner – 5-11 – Jr. – G – 23.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg
5 – Una Jovanovic – 5-9 – Jr. – G – 5.7 ppg, 1.0 rpg
21 – Agnes Emma-Nnopu – 5-11 – Sr. – G – 7.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg
Off the Bench
23 – Aaliyah Roberson – 6-2 – So. – F – 4.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg
24 – Daija Turner – 6-3 – RSo. – F – 2.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg
2 – Tara Manumaleuga – 5-10 – Sr. – G – 3.0 ppg, 1.3 rpg
55 – Victoria Flores – 5-7 – Fr. – G – 1.3 ppg, 1.0 rpg
12 – Bre’Yon White – 5-11 – Jr. – F – 0.7 ppg, 0.3 rpg
14 – Jade Clack – 6-1 – Fr. – F – 0.7 ppg, 1.0 rpg
Head Coach: Mark Campbell (Hawaii, 2004)
First Season at TCU (45-24); Third Season Overall (6-0)

The Markowski Magic

Lisa Leslie Award Candidate Shines

Alexis Markowski, a sorceress on the court, chasing the echoes of Lisa Leslie’s greatness, leaving trails of magic in every rebound, every point.

Jaz Shelley’s Resilience

Jaz Shelley, the resilient poet, penning her story in assists and points, a testament to courage, rising from injury to script her verses on the court.

Darian White’s Transition to Glory

Darian White, a phoenix in Nebraska red, her transition from the Big Sky to the Big Ten, a saga of points, rebounds, and a legacy in the making.

The Clash of Titans

Cornhuskers’ Roster Rundown

The Husker roster, a constellation of stars, each player a celestial body in the basketball universe, promising brilliance and cosmic synchrony.

Horned Frogs’ Dominance

TCU, the Horned Frogs, a tempest of dominance, fueled by transfers and a hunger for victory, standing tall as a mountain in the path of the Husker caravan.

Coaches’ Chess: Williams vs. Campbell

Amy Williams and Mark Campbell, the chessmasters, orchestrating moves on the sidelines, each decision a strategic note in the grand symphony of basketball intellect.

TCU’s Transformation: A Phoenix Rising

Coach Campbell’s Impact

Mark Campbell, the maestro of transformation, breathing life into the Horned Frogs, turning a narrative of despair into one of hope and triumph.

Sedona Prince’s Dominance

Sedona Prince, the towering force, a phoenix rising from the ashes of Oregon, casting shadows on the court with points, rebounds, and a resurgence in her Texan roots.

Madison Conner’s Sharpshooting

Madison Conner, the sharpshooter from Arizona, an artist with the three-point brush, painting the court with strokes of precision and grace.

The Texas Challenge

History in the Making

A chapter unwritten, the first meeting between Nebraska and TCU, the birth of a rivalry or the dawn of a kinship, etching history with every bounce.

Nebraska’s Lone Star Success

Nebraska’s triumphs in Texas, a testament to a love affair with the Lone Star state, a streak to uphold, a legacy to extend.

A New Chapter Beckons

The canvas of Texas, blank yet pregnant with possibilities, a new chapter awaiting the ink of victories and defeats, an unwritten poem in the Husker anthology.

Husker Nuggets: A Glimpse Beyond the Court

Shelley on the Wooden Watch

Jaz Shelley, a name on the Wooden Watch, a wooden sculpture of excellence awaiting her touch, a maestro in the making.

Markowski’s Big Ten Honor Roll

Alexis Markowski, a frequent visitor to the Honor Roll, a tale of points, rebounds, and accolades, etching her name in Big Ten lore.

Fresh Talent in the Spotlight

A constellation of fresh talents, stars twinkling on the Husker horizon, each one a promise of a brighter tomorrow.

Darian White: A Story Unfolding

The Big Sky Prodigy

Darian White, the prodigy from Big Sky, a tale of points, steals, and defensive might, her saga echoing across the Great Plains.

White’s Impact on the Huskers

The impact of White, not just in points and rebounds but in the very heartbeat of the Husker game, a conductor orchestrating symphonies of success.

From Montana to Nebraska: A Journey

The journey from Montana’s peaks to Nebraska’s courts, a pilgrimage of triumphs, a migration of skills, a story of a Big Sky player embracing the Big Ten sky.

Natalie Potts: A Shooting Star

Missouri’s Finest Rookie

Natalie Potts, Missouri’s gem, a shooting star in Nebraska’s night sky, her brilliance illuminating the court, her debut a meteor shower of points and promise.

Potts’ Phenomenal Start

The phenomenal start, a narrative etched in double-doubles, blocks, and field goal percentages, a melody composed by Potts in her freshman crescendo.

From High School to the Big Stage

From high school accolades to the grand stage of college basketball, Potts’ journey, a poetic transition from promise to reality.

Numbers that Echo in the Arena

White’s Century of Double-Doubles

Darian White, the centurion of double-doubles, a player whose impact reverberates not just in points but in the echoes of a hundred game-changing plays.

Shelley’s Ascension in Assists

Jaz Shelley, the maestro of assists, a climber on the Husker assist mountain, each assist a stepping stone to the pinnacle of Nebraska lore.

Markowski’s Quest for History

Alexis Markowski, the quest for history, a journey to etch her name alongside legends, each double-double a brushstroke in her masterpiece.

The Husker Heartbeat

A Legacy of Double-Digit Threes

The legacy of threes, a tradition of shooting excellence, each shot a heartbeat, each three-pointer a rhythmic dance of victory.

Shelley’s Milestones Await

Jaz Shelley, milestones on the horizon, each point a step closer to etching her name in the hallowed ledgers of Husker history.

A Collective Pursuit of Excellence

Beyond individual triumphs, a collective heartbeat, the pulse of the Husker team resonating in the pursuit of excellence, victories, and the promise of glory.

The Emotional Rollercoaster

White’s Creighton Double-Double

Darian White’s double-double against Creighton, not just a statistic but a poetic rendition of triumph in a storied rivalry, a saga echoing through the hardwood.

Potts’ Explosive Debut

Natalie Potts’ explosive debut, not just points on the board but a firework display of talent, a dazzling beginning to a chapter yet to be written.

Markowski’s Weekly Honor Roll March

Alexis Markowski’s weekly march to the Honor Roll, not just an accolade but a testament to consistency, a drumbeat in the rhythm of the Husker march.

The Unwritten Chapters

A Future Wooden Award Contender?

Jaz Shelley, a contender for the Wooden Award, not just a dream but a prophecy written in the elegance of her playmaking, a narrative yet to unfold.

The 1,000-Point Club Beckons

A beckoning 1,000-point club, an exclusive society where points are not just numbers but the currency of a player’s legacy, a club that awaits its newest member.

White’s Journey to 2,000 Points

Darian White’s journey to 2,000 points, not just a milestone but a pilgrimage of points, a narrative written in the language of layups, jumpers, and free throws.

In Conclusion: A Symphony on the Court

In the sun-kissed courts of St. Petersburg, the Nebraska Women’s Basketball Team weaves a tapestry of skill, determination, and triumph. Each player, a note in the melodious journey of Husker glory, contributes to a song that resonates beyond the hardwood. As they face the unbeaten TCU, a new chapter unfolds, rich with the echoes of past victories and the promise of future conquests. The St. Pete Showcase becomes not just a game but a celebration, a testament to the resilience and artistry etched in every dribble, every shot, and every victory dance.

In this symphony of competition, the Nebraska women aim for more than a win; they strive for a harmonious crescendo, a perfect note to complete their Thanksgiving weekend. The clash with TCU is not just a match; it’s a canvas where the players paint their emotions, their stories, and their dreams in each swift movement.

As the fans tune in, as the cheers echo through the McArthur Center, it’s more than basketball—it’s a shared journey, a collective heartbeat that transcends victories and defeats. In the poetic dance of Natalie Potts’ shooting star, the resilience of Jaz Shelley, and the impact of Darian White, the narrative unfolds like a well-composed sonnet.

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