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Women's basketball: Rutgers battles Nebraska for third place in the B1G

Two ranked teams from the Big Ten clash at the RAC.

Rutgers G Kahleah Copper
Rutgers G Kahleah Copper
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After feasting on bottom-half Big Ten teams, the Knights welcome their toughest test yet for another huge game at the RAC. The winner stays in the hunt for a top seed in the B1G standings, and a victory would give C. Vivian Stringer the all-time record for wins in the Big Ten conference. So...yeah, lots at stake on Thursday night. Can Rutgers defend RAC City?

How to watch, stream, or listen

#21 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (16-5, 7-3) vs. #19 Nebraska Cornhuskers (17-4, 7-3)

Thursday, February 5 - 7:00 PM

TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: 1450 WCTC and 88.7 WRSU Rutgers Radio

Nebraska had a big victory earlier this season with a win over then-#9 Duke, and their B1G conference record speaks for itself. The Huskers are also led by a "Big 3" with Rachel Theriot, Tera'a Laudermill, and Emily Cady all averaging double figures in scoring. Theriot leads the team with 16.5 points/game and Cady is averaging a double-double on the season.

Really though, Nebraska will be a bigger challenge on the defensive end, as they lead the conference in scoring defense. Look for Stringer to push the tempo even higher to create scoring opportunities for Scaife, Copper, and Laney. Of course, Rutgers isn't too shabby either, ranking second in scoring defense and leading the B1G in field-goal % defense. This game is looking like a real primetime bout, and it all happens tomorrow night in Piscataway.