Nebraska women punish Purdue in all facets
LINCOLN, Neb. —
The Nebraska ladies were almost in–humane in their treatment of Purdue Wednesday night.
"I told our team in the locker room after the game that this was probably the best kind of overall just team, complete win that we've had so far this season," said second-year head coach Amy Williams.
Big Red was able to empty their bench and get 11 of the 12 girls at least one shot. Even Rachel Blackburn was fouled on her only attempt, which never made the box score because of the whistle, and hit one of her two free throws so as to have every member of the roster register at least a point.
"People have been kind of talking and taking note that it feels like this team just doesn't really care who gets credit, doesn't really care who's doing the scoring, just everybody find ways to help contribute," Williams said after the game.
Nebraska's bench outscored Purdue 28–2, while the Huskers outshot the Boilers by nearly ten percent and doubled them up in paint points in a 75–51 win.
"That's what makes a win like this possible. Everybody finding ways to contribute. It makes us play at our very best," said Williams.
Nebraska's victory moved them to 6–2 in Big Ten games, good for third place, and only a half–game back of Maryland and Michigan. The Huskers (15–6, 6–2) take it to the road this weekend, where they are 7–0 on the season, at Iowa (15–5, 3–4), Sunday, 2:00 p.m.