The game has officially been cancelled due to medical concerns among both teams.
SCHEDULE UPDATE— Spartan Basketball (@MSU_WBasketball) February 27, 2021
Today's game at Nebraska will not be played based on medical advice from both schools' medical staffs.
Updated Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1:45 p.m. EST
The Michigan State Spartans hit the road for a chance at avenging a bad upset loss against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in East Lansing back in January. The Spartans enter the game 12-7 (7-7 in the Big Ten) and hope to down the Huskers who sit at 11-10 (9-9 in the Big Ten) following the 78-70 loss when the Spartans were still ranked in both the AP and Coaches polls. The game will air on the Big Ten Network and is scheduled to tip at 2 p.m. EST.
The Cornhuskers lead the series overall 8-4 over the Spartans and have won three of the last five. MSU has gone 0-5 in Lincoln against Nebraska all-time. Michigan State won the lone matchup 78-70 last season in East Lansing, but lost the game in early January this season at the Breslin Center.
As for this season for the Huskers, Nebraska has won two of its last three games and snapped a two game winning streak following Minnesota’s 73-63 win over the Huskers on Wednesday. Looking a little further back on the team’s record, though, Nebraska has won just two of their last five. One of those wins did come over the then No. 24/22 Northwestern Wildcats.
The Huskers rank 11th in the Big Ten in scoring offense with 68.8 ppg and 10th in scoring margin at -1.4. Defensively they do rank seventh, though, holding opponents on average to just 70.2 ppg while leading the league and ranking eighth nationally with 5.9 bpg.
Guard Sam Haiby leads Nebraska and ranks 11th in the Big Ten in scoring with 17.1 ppg. She also ranks eighth in the conference with 4.5 apg. Forward Isabelle Bourne leads the Huskers and ranks sixth in the league with 8.2 rpg. Center Kate Cain leads Nebraska and the Big Ten, while ranking ninth in the NCAA, with 3.1 bpg. Cain is also second on the team and 19th in the Big Ten with 6.3 rpg.
The game also marks Nebraska’s senior day which will honor the team’s lone senior, Kate Cain.