Scouting Indiana: The Hoosiers are undefeated at home, and that alone will be tough challenge for the Huskers. Beyond that, Indiana is the kind of versatile, deep, good-scoring team that could give NU trouble. Amanda Cahill is one of the Big Ten's better young players, as she can score inside or outside and she's a good rebounder. Ditto for Tyra Buss, who may be the smallest player in Indiana's lineup but still grabs nearly five rebounds per game. Buss also gets to the foul line an average of eight times per game, so Natalie Romeo, who will likely draw Buss as an assignment, will have her hands full. Indiana struggles with turnovers and rebounding. The Hoosiers have no particular matchup for Jessica Shepard, either.
Scouting Nebraska: This is an NCAA tournament resume game for the Huskers. With its RPI at 64, NU needs to find a way to push into the top 50. A win at Indiana (RPI 49) would significantly help. The Huskers are 4-0 against Indiana thus far in the Big Ten; this is the first time the teams will play a home-and-home series. The Huskers are coming off an easy home win over Penn State in which coach Connie Yori tapped her bench earlier and more often than she had in previous games. Anya Kalenta had her first double-double. Rachel Theriot ranks seventh nationally in assists and needs 10 more assists to log 600 for her career.