Women’s basketball pulls away from Illinois in 56-48 win

The Nebraska women’s basketball team played host to Big Ten foe Illinois on Thursday night. The Huskers and Fighting Illini traded blows throughout the evening but the Huskers eventually pulled away for a 56-48 victory.

Jaz Shelley finished the night as Nebraska’s leading scorer, racking up 17 points while going four-of-seven in 3-point shooting and five-of-six in free throw shooting.

Alexis Markowski joined Shelley in the double-digit party, dropping 14 points and 15 rebounds to earn her 10th double-double of the season and her 31st double-double in her collegiate career. Markowski currently stands fifth in school history for double-doubles and only needs ten more to surpass the school record held by Jordan Hooper and Kelsey Griffin.

Nebraska moves to 12-4 on the season and 4-1 in conference play. The Huskers travel north to face Minnesota on Sunday afternoon. Tipoff is set for 2:00 p.m. and can be viewed on B1G+.

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