Huskers can do (cont.)
Posted: Friday February 16, 2007 6:09PM; Updated: Friday February 16, 2007 6:13PM
The South's strength, however, shouldn't take away from what Nebraska has accomplished. After all, the Huskers share the top spot with three of those teams. They've also beaten Baylor and Texas this season and lost at A&M by one point.
"This is the best Nebraska team we have played," Texas coach Jody Conradt said after her team's loss to the Huskers. "They are a very solid team."
Ohio State seems to be adjusting to the loss of second-leading scorer Brandie Hoskins. The Buckeyes are 2-0 without Hoskins, who on Feb. 8 suffered a season-ending injury that ended her string of 93 games in the starting rotation.
Marscilla Packer has helped make up the scoring void. Packer is averaging 16 points in the two wins, five above her season average. Sophomore Ashlee Trebilcock, who transferred from UCLA, appeared more comfortable in her second start, scoring 15 in Thursday's win over Wisconsin. The Buckeyes are headed for a bit tougher challenge when they face No. 24 Michigan State on Sunday.
Defending national champion Maryland was rolling right along, winning its first 18 games of the season. Then, came Duke. The 81-62 slip against the Blue Devils last month was the first of three losses in a six-game span for the Terrapins. That skid dropped Maryland into third place in the ACC. The Terrapins trail the undefeated Blue Devils and North Carolina. Maryland gets another crack at Duke this weekend when it hosts the top-ranked Blue Devils on Sunday.