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Fast-break points: Lineups and quick hits for Denver-Nebraska

ROSS MILLER Lincoln Journal StarDecember 15, 2018
Nebraska forward Ashtyn Veerbeek goes up for a shot over San Jose State's Raziya Potter (0) at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Dec. 8.
Nebraska forward Ashtyn Veerbeek goes up for a shot over San Jose State's Raziya Potter (0) at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Dec. 8.

Denver (7-3)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Lauren Loven; 5-7; Jr.; 17.0; 2.6

G Samantha Romanowski; 5-9; Sr.; 8.5; 3.1

G Claire Gritt; 5-10; So.; 12.2; 4.8

F Madison Nelson; 6-1; Jr.; 14.9; 9.7

C Courtney Smith; 6-2; Jr.; 11.8;9.4

Nebraka (4-5)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Hannah Whitish; 5-9; Jr.; 8.7; 2.7

G Nicea Eliely; 6-1; Jr.; 7.8; 4.8

G Taylor Kissinger; 6-1; So.; 9.2; 4.2

F Maddie Simon; 6-2; Sr.; 8.7; 4.2

C Kate Cain; 6-5; So.; 9.2; 7.4

Scouting: Lauren Loven has scored 20 or more in six of Denver’s 10 games this season. In the other four, she has been held to single digits. It will he important for Nebraska to keep her in check Saturday, especially behind the three-point line.

Trending: Denver’s offense is as potent as Nebraska has seen this year. The Pioneers average 83.9 points per game and have four players averaging double figures to start the season.

Forecasting: The Huskers can make it three victories in a row with a win. They should be able to make that happen in their first meeting with the Pioneers since 2008. Although Denver has an offense capable of scoring quite a bit, Nebraska’s height advantage inside with Kate Cain and Ashtyn Veerbeek will be a big factor.

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