Nebraska coach Amy Williams says it is too early to talk about the Huskers being an NCAA Tournament contender but it does show how much progress has been made. After posting an 8-22 overall record in Williams’ first season at the helm the Huskers are 14-6 overall and 5-2 in the Big Ten heading into tonight’s game at home against Purdue.
“We have lots of things we need to be able to prove before we feel like we can get to that point”, said Williams. “But I am proud of the growth we have made to this point.”
Nebraska, which is a perfect 7-0 in true road games this season including 4-0 in the Big Ten, is coming off a 52-42 win at No. 25 Rutgers on Sunday. The win gave the Huskers back-to-back road wins since beating Michigan State (No. 19, semifinals) and Iowa (No. 23, championship game) in the 2014 Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.
Purdue also posted back-to-back wins over ranked Rutgers (No. 21, Jan. 10) and at Iowa (No. 18, Jan. 13) teams two weeks ago, including a 47-33 win over the Scarlet Knights in West Lafayette, Ind., and a 76-70 win over the Hawkeyes in Iowa City.