Nebraska’s Connie Yori was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year by her colleagues. Yori, in her 11th season at the helm of the Huskers, captured her second conference coach-of-the-year award in the last four seasons and her first in the Big Ten. In 2012-13, Yori guided Nebraska to 10 straight conference wins, including a perfect February, as the Huskers finished with a 12-4 Big Ten mark as the regular-season runner-up.
Yori’s team overcame injuries and a 2-3 Big Ten start to play for a share of the Big Ten title in the regular-season finale against No. 7 Penn State on Sunday at the Devaney Center. Although Nebraska came up short against Yori’s team finished the regular season with a 22-7 overall record that included a Big Ten-best 7-1 road mark in conference play.
“All postseason awards are about teams more than individuals,” Yori said. “Our players had an outstanding season. February is the toughest month in college basketball, and our players met every challenge. The players deserve the credit, along with our tremendous coaching staff.”