Fans got their first chance to see the 2014-15 Nebraska basketball teams on Wednesday night as both the Husker men and women scrimmaged as part of Big Red Tip-Off at Pinnacle Bank Arena. There were a pair of 15-minute scrimmages and a three-point shooting contest. Both, men’s coach Tim Miles and women’s coach Connie Yori previewed the upcoming season.
In the men’s three-point contest, Walter Pitchford advanced to the finals with 16 points, making ten straight, but lost in the finals to Emily Cady, 12-11, as Pitchford missed the final shot at the buzzer to tie.
The Husker men closed the event with a 15-minute scrimmage, with the Red squad posting a 50-35 victory. Newcomer Andrew White III led all scorers with 18 points, including four 3-pointers in his Pinnacle Bank Arena debut.
In the 15-minute, women’s scrimmage, guard Tear’a Laudermill and Cady led the Red team to a 24-19 victory. Laudermill scored 12 points, including a pair of three-pointers, while Cady added seven points including a three. Freshman Kaylee Page buried a three while fellow freshman Natalie Romeo added a transition layup to round out the scoring for the Reds.