2009–10 Nebraska Cornhuskers women's basketball team

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2009-10 Nebraska Cornhuskers women's basketball
Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.svg
Saint Mary's Hilton Tournament champions
Big 12 Conference regular-season champion
2010 NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
Conference Big 12 North
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #4
2009-10 record 32–2 (16–0 Big-12)
Head coach Connie Yori
Assistant coach Sunny Smallwood
Assistant coach Kellie Lewis-Jay
Assistant coach Tony Verdi
Home arena Devaney Sports Center
Seasons
« 2008-09 2010-11 »
2009–10 Big 12 women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Nebraska 16 0   1.000     32 2   .941
#14 Iowa State 11 5   .688     25 8   .758
#12 Oklahoma 11 5   .688     27 11   .711
#11 Texas A&M 10 6   .625     26 8   .765
#15 Texas 10 6   .625     22 11   .667
#16 Baylor 9 7   .563     27 10   .730
#20 Oklahoma State 9 7   .563     24 11   .686
Texas Tech 5 11   .313     18 15   .545
Kansas 5 11   .313     17 16   .515
Kansas State 5 11   .313     14 18   .438
Colorado 3 13   .188     13 17   .433
Missouri 2 14   .125     12 18   .400
2010 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of 4/4/10; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Nebraska Cornhuskers women's basketball team represented the University of Nebraska in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Cornhuskers, a member of the Big 12 Conference, were coached by Connie Yori, and completed the regular season unbeaten at 29–0. However, they lost in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament to Texas A&M. Their season ended in the semifinals of the Kansas City Regional of the NCAA Tournament, where they lost 76–67 to Kentucky.

Offseason[edit]

  • The Huskers will welcome three incoming freshmen to the program. The rookies will be led by 2009 Washington High School Player-of-the-Year Lindsey Moore. The 5-9 point guard from Kentwood High School in Covington, Washington. She earned third-team All-America honors from Parade Magazine after leading the Conquerors to the Class 4A state title and a final No. 2 national ranking in the USA Today Super 25 poll. California forward Meghin Williams and Minnesota forward Katya Leick are the other freshmen.[1]
  • May 7: Nebraska incoming freshman Lindsey Moore will be one of the nation's top 19-and-under players invited to the USA Basketball Women's U19 National Team Trials next week.[2]
  • Senior Kelsey Griffin was chosen as a preseason All-Big 12 selection by the league coaches for the third consecutive season.[3]
  • Nebraska was picked to finish sixth in the powerful Big 12 Conference in voting by the league's coaches announced on Thursday, Oct. 15, by the conference office in Irving, Texas.[4]
  • Nebraska's Kelsey Griffin was officially named one of 30 candidates for the prestigious Lowe's Senior CLASS award on Wednesday, Nov. 4, honoring women's basketball players across the nation who excel both on and off the court.[5]

Roster [6][edit]

Number Name Height Position Class Hometown
5 BurkeKaitlyn Burke 5-07 Guard 3Junior North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
00 MooreLindsey Moore 5-09 Guard 1Freshman Covington, Washington
10 WilliamsMeghin Williams 6-01 Forward 1Freshman Rancho Cucamonga, California
11 NealsNicole Neals 5-06 Guard 4Senior Chandler, Arizona
12 Reeves Layne Reeves 5-11 Guard 1Redshirt Freshman Lubbock, Texas
13 KuhlmannKala Kuhlmann 5-08 Guard 4Senior Charter Oak, Iowa
20 LeickKatya Leick 6-01 Forward 1Freshman Grey Cloud Township, Minnesota
21 SidhuHarleen Sidhu 6-01 Forward 2Sophomore Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
22 TurnerYvonne Turner 5-08 Guard 4Senior Omaha, Nebraska
23 GriffinKelsey Griffin 6-02 Forward 4Senior Eagle River, Alaska
24 KelleyDominique Kelley 5-07 Guard 3Junior Lincoln, Nebraska
35 PeriagoJessica Periago 6-04 Center 3Junior Toulon, France
40 MontgomeryCory Montgomery 6-02 Forward 4Senior Cannon Falls, Minnesota
42 BoberNikki Bober 6-04 Center 4Senior Murdock, Nebraska
44 RedmonCatheryn Redmon 6-03 Center 3Junior Grand Prairie, Texas

Schedule [7][edit]

Preseason exhibitions[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score Record
Nov. 3 Devaney Ctr. Pittsburg State 68-54 1-0
Nov. 8 Devaney Ctr. Nebraska-Kearney 89-47 2-0

Regular season[edit]

Date Location Rank Opponent Score Record
Nov. 13 Devaney Center NR Davidson 86-62 1-0
Nov. 15 Las Vegas NR UNLV 73-51 2-0
Nov. 19 Devaney Center NR Idaho State 88-41 3-0
Nov. 22 Devaney Center NR Washington State 107-54 4-0
Nov. 27 Moraga, CA. NR UALR 62-45 5-0
Nov. 29 Moraga, CA. NR Saint Mary's College 84-73 6-0
Dec. 3 Devaney Center NR South Dakota 77-38 7-0
Dec. 5 Coral Gables, FL NR Miami 76-71 8-0
Dec. 9 Devaney Center #24 Creighton 69-56 9-0
Dec. 13 Devaney Center #24 Northern Illinois 69-44 10-0
Dec. 20 Devaney Center #20 #5 LSU 77-63 11-0
Dec. 30 Devaney Center #13 Albany 88-41 12-0
Jan. 4 Burlington, VT. #12 Vermont 94-50 13-0
Jan. 9 Ames, Iowa #12 Iowa State 57-49 14-0 (1-0)
Jan. 12 Devaney Center #11 #19 Texas 91-79 15-0 (2-0)
Jan. 17 Waco, Texas #11 #9 Baylor 65-56 16-0 (3-0)
Jan. 23 Devaney Center #7 Kansas State 71-56 17-0 (4-0)
Jan. 27 Lubbock, Texas #6 Texas tech 89-47 18-0 (5-0)
Jan. 30 Boulder, Colorado #6 Colorado 80-64 19-0 (6-0)
Feb. 3 Devaney Center #4 #10 Oklahoma State 88-67 20-0 (7-0)
Feb. 6 Devaney Center #4 #12 Texas A&M 71-60 21-0 (8-0)
Feb. 10 Lawrence, Kansas #3 Kansas 67-60 22-0 (9-0)
Feb. 13 Columbia, Missouri #3 Missouri 82-78 23-0 (10-0)
Feb. 17 Devaney Center #3 #13 Iowa State 60-50 24-0 (11-0)
Feb. 20 Devaney Center #3 Colorado 89-73 25-0 (12-0)
Feb. 24 Norman, Oklahoma #3 #11 Oklahoma 80-64 26-0 (13-0)
Feb. 27 Devaney Center #3 Missouri 67-51 27-0 (14-0)
March 3 Devaney Center #3 Kansas 77-52 28-0 (15-0)
March 6 Manhattan, Kansas #3 Kansas State 82-72 29-0 (16-0)

Postseason[edit]

Big 12 Tournament
Date Location Rank Opponent Score Record
March 12 Kansas City, Missouri #1 #9 Kansas State 63-46 30-0
March 13 Kansas City, Missouri #1 #4 Texas A&M 70-80 30-1
NCAA Tournament
Date Location Seed Opponent Score Record
March 21 Minneapolis #1 #16 Northern Iowa 83-44 31-1
March 23 Minneapolis #1 #8 UCLA 83-70 32-1
March 28 Kansas City, Missouri #1 #4 Kentucky 67–76 32–2

Player stats [8][edit]

Player Games Played Minutes Field Goals Three Pointers Free Throws Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals Points
Bober, Nikki -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Burke, Kaitlyn 6 5.7 .286 .200 1.000 0.5 3 -- -- 1.2
Griffin, Kelsey 32 27.4 .607 .250 .762 10.3 58 22 58 20.4
Kelley, Dominique 32 24.1 .427 .408 .778 3.9 59 1 26 12.0
Kuhlmann, Kala 32 16.8 .340 .313 .806 1.6 27 1 10 3.4
Leick, Katya 10 5.8 .222 .000 .833 1.4 2 0 2 1.8
Montgomery, Cory 32 27.6 .503 .380 .792 5.2 33 7 17 12.8
Moore, Lindsey 32 27.4 .349 .266 .690 2.2 141 6 43 5.8
Neals, Nicole 32 15.0 .324 .284 .364 1.0 46 2 20 3.0
Periago, Jessica 28 8.4 .302 .238 .286 1.7 13 10 6 1.2
Redmon, Catheryn 32 15.9 .620 -- .275 4.6 6 63 13 4.3
Reeves, Layne 23 6.7 .385 .533 .333 0.7 7 3 5 1.3
Sidhu, Harleen 12 5.2 .385 .286 .500 1.7 3 1 1 2.2
Turner, Yvonne 32 26.9 .406 .368 .694 3.6 51 4 62 11.8
Williams, Meghin 13 2.9 .222 .000 .667 0.7 0 0 0 0.9

Awards and honors[edit]

Players[edit]

Coach[edit]

All of the following were awarded to head coach Connie Yori:

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre-
season
Nov
16
Nov
23
Nov
30
Dec
7
Dec
14
Dec
21
Dec
28
Jan
4
Jan
11
Jan
18
Jan
25
Feb
1
Feb
8
Jan
15
Jan
22
March
1
March
8
March
15
Final
USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll[11] NR NR NR NR 23 18 14 14 13 9 6 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 4
Associated Press[12] NR NR NR NR 24 20 14 13 12 11 7 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 4
NR = Not Ranked

Team players drafted into the WNBA[edit]

Round Pick Player WNBA Club
1 3 Kelsey Griffin Minnesota Lynx
(traded to Connecticut Sun)
3 25 Cory Montgomery New York Liberty

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montgomery Earns Husker Offensive MVP Award". Huskers.com. 2009-04-20. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  2. ^ "Moore Earns USA Basketball U19 Invite". Huskers.com. 5-7-2009. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  3. ^ "Griffin Earns Preseason All-Big 12 Honor". Huskers.com. 10-7-2009. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  4. ^ "Huskers Sixth in Big 12 Preseason Poll". Huskers.com. 2009-10-15. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  5. ^ "Griffin Among 30 Candidates for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award". Huskers.com. 11-4-2009. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  6. ^ "Women's Basketball 2009-10 Roster". Huskers.com. Archived from the original on 30 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  7. ^ "2009-10 Schedule/Results". Huskers.com. Archived from the original on 29 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  8. ^ "2009-10 Season Statistics". Huskers.com. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  9. ^ a b c d "2009-10 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Awards Announced" (Press release). Big 12 Conference. 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  10. ^ "Yori Named WBCA National Coach of the Year" (Press release). Huskers.com. 2010-03-22. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  11. ^ "USA Today/ESPN". Rivals.com from Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on 5 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  12. ^ "AP 2010 NCAA Women's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 

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