The Nebraska women’s basketball team is gearing up for a significant challenge as they aim for a major upset against..

The Nebraska women’s basketball team is gearing up for a significant challenge as they aim for a major upset against No. 2 Iowa on Super Bowl Sunday in Lincoln. The matchup between the Big Red (15-8, 7-5) and the Hawkeyes (22-2, 11-1 Big Ten) is scheduled for noon (CT) at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Play4Kay Day (Pink Game), and it will be broadcast nationally on FOX, with Jason Benetti, Kim Adams, and Allison Williams providing the commentary.

Fans can also tune in to the Huskers Radio Network, including B107.3 FM in Lincoln and 590 AM in Omaha, the Huskers App, and, where Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch will be calling the action, starting with the pregame at 11:30 a.m. (CT).

While national attention is on Iowa’s Caitlin Clark and her pursuit of the NCAA all-time points record, Nebraska is focused on securing its first victory over an AP Top 25 team this season. A win against the No. 2 Hawkeyes would equal the significance of a 2005 triumph over then-No. 2 and eventual national champion Baylor, marking the highest-ranked opponent the Huskers have ever defeated.

Nebraska returns to Lincoln after a hard-fought 65-59 win at Michigan, where Alexis Markowski nearly secured a double-double with game highs of 18 points and nine rebounds. Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year contender Natalie Potts contributed 12 points and three boards, while Jaz Shelley added 10 points, six rebounds, and four assists, putting three Huskers in double figures.

Alexis Markowski, the 6-3 center from Lincoln, boasts a Big Ten-best 13 double-doubles, including seven in league play. Ranking fourth on Nebraska’s career list with 34 double-doubles, Markowski is just two behind 1993 Wade Trophy winner Karen Jennings. She is second in the Big Ten in rebounding (10.1 rpg) and sixth in scoring (16.5 ppg), maintaining a double-digit scoring streak in all 23 games this season.

Jaz Shelley, a first-team All-Big Ten guard, contributes 12.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and leads the team with 5.1 assists and 1.8 steals. She holds two double-doubles this season, including a notable 13 points and 11 assists in a win over Maryland (Dec. 31). As the first Husker in history to achieve multiple career triple-doubles, Shelley recorded 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in a victory over UNCW (Dec. 5).

Natalie Potts, a five-time Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week, has made a significant impact for the Big Red. The 6-2 forward from O’Fallon, Mo., maintains averages of 10.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.0 steal per game, producing double-figure points 14 times.

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