No. 24 Nebraska takes on one of the nation’s most talented teams when the Huskers battle the No. 5 Duke Blue Devils at the NCAA Norfolk Regional on the campus of Old Dominion University Sunday.
Tip-off between the No. 6 seed Huskers (25-8, 12-4 Big Ten) and No. 2 seed Blue Devils (32-2, 17-1 ACC) at the Ted Constant Convocation Center is set for 1:30 p.m. (CT), with Dave O’Brien and Stephanie White on the call for ESPN2, while Jeannine Edwards provides sideline coverage.
The Huskers, who have won 13 of their last 15 games, advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the second time in school history with a resounding 74-63 win over No. 9 Texas A&M on Monday night. Nebraska knocked off the third-seeded Aggies on their home court at Reed Arena in College Station. The Huskers and fellow Norfolk Regional participant Kansas, are the only two teams to advance to this year’s Sweet Sixteen by beating an opponent on their home court.
All-America candidates Lindsey Moore and Jordan Hooper led the Huskers through the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament in Texas. Hooper, a 6-2 junior forward from Alliance, Neb., averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds while hitting 7-of-13 three-pointers. The two-time first-team All-Big Ten choice and a 2012 honorable-mention AP All-America selection leads the Huskers and ranks among the top five players in the Big Ten in scoring (18.2 ppg), rebounding (8.8 rpg) and three-pointers made (2.5 pg) this season.
Moore, a two-time finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 8.5 assists in the first two rounds, including 20 points and 10 assists against Texas A&M.