Nebraska women's basketball travels to Illinois in search of first road win of the season

Posted at 1:16 PM, Jan 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-14 14:16:09-05

The Nebraska women's basketball team battles Illinois on Sunday, January 15th. 

The Huskers recently beat Rutgers 62-58 on Tuesday, January 10th. Nebraska's Jessica Shepard leads the Huskers averaging 18.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. She recorded her 19th career double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds in Nebraska's win over Rutgers. Shepard owns nine double-doubles this season including a season-high 28 points and 14 rebounds. 

Illinois are coming off of a 78-58 loss to Iowa on Wednesday, January 11th. They have yet to find a road win this season. Alex Wittinger leads Illinois in scoring, averaging 14.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. She is also shooting a team-best 50.9 percent from the field. 

Nebraska (5-12) takes on Illinois (7-10) Sunday, January 15th. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. (CT) at the State Farm Center in Champaign.