Husker Women Smother Fighting Illini

The Nebraska women’s basketball team used suffocating defense to beat Illinois 62-47 at Pinnacle Bank Arena last night.  The Huskers held the Fighting Illini to just 10 first-half points.

With the win, NU improved to 17-6 overall and 8-2 in the Big Ten.  The Huskers climbed into sole possession of second place in the conference standings, trailing only number 11 Maryland.

Sunday’s 2 p.m. home game against the Terrapins at PBA will be for first place in the Big Ten standings.