Nebraska Cornhuskers (12-8, 4-5 Big Ten)
at 10/8 Iowa Hawkeyes (16-4, 8-1 Big Ten)
Saturday, January 28, 2023, Noon (CT)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena – Iowa City, Iowa
Live TV: FOX
Brandon Gaudin (PBP), Sarah Kustok (Analyst)
Live Radio: Huskers Radio Network (11:45 a.m.)
Matt Coatney (PBP), Jeff Griesch (Analyst)
Lincoln (107.3 FM), Omaha (590 AM), Huskers.com, Huskers App
Huskers Face No. 10 Hawkeyes Saturday on FOX
The Nebraska women’s basketball team takes on its ninth top-20 opponent of the season when the Huskers open their season series at No. 10 Iowa on Saturday afternoon in Iowa City.
Tip-off between the Big Red (12-8, 4-5 Big Ten) and the Hawkeyes (16-4, 8-1 Big Ten) is set for Noon (CT) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Live national television coverage will be provided by FOX with Brandon Gaudin and Sarah Kustok on the call.
The game also can be heard across the Huskers Radio Network with Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch on 107.3 FM in Lincoln and 590 AM in Omaha, Huskers.com and the Huskers App.
Saturday’s game will not only be Nebraska’s ninth this season against an Associated Press Top 25 foe at game time, it will also be NU’s sixth against a top-15 foe and fourth against an AP Top 10 opponent. Through games Jan. 23, the only team in the NCAA NET Top 100 that had played more games against NCAA NET quad 1 opponents than Nebraska (10) was North Carolina (11), according to WarrenNolan.com. In fact, in a loaded Big Ten this season, Iowa (9) is the only other NET Top 100 conference foe to play as many as eight games against quad 1 foes.
According to the NCAA NET rankings, Northwestern’s opponent success ranks No. 1 in the nation, while Nebraska’s comes in at No. 6, Iowa’s at No. 9 and Maryland’s at No. 10. Nebraska plays Iowa, Maryland and Northwestern twice this season in league play.
Nebraska is coming off a 69-54 loss to No. 11 Maryland last Sunday, as the Terrapins salvaged a season split with the Huskers. Nebraska rolled to a 90-67 victory over then-No. 20 Maryland at College Park (Dec. 4) to open Big Ten play – one of two Nebraska wins over top-20 foes this season.
Alexis Markowski, the 2022 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, has been a leader for the Huskers throughout the season. The 6-3 center who is on the Lisa Leslie Award Watch List has averaged 12.2 points and ranks second in the Big Ten with 9.4…