Husker Women Preparing for 'Veteran & Experienced Roster' in NCAA Tournament First Round Matchup

March 16, 2022, 2:49 p.m. ·

Amy Williams speak a press conference prior to them leaving Lincoln for an NCAA Tournament first round game. There are microphones on the table in front of her and Husker logos behind her.
Amy Williams said Nebraska's first round opponent in the NCAA Tournament, Gonzaga, presents challenges with their effective rebounding and extensive college experience. (Screenshot from livestream, courtesy Husker Athletics)

The Nebraska women’s basketball team competes in the 2022 NCAA Tournament this weekend. They were selected as a No. 8 seed to play against No. 9 seed Gonzaga in the first round.

Head Coach Amy Williams said the Gonzaga Bulldogs have athletes who’ve played college basketball for many years already.

“They start super seniors, seniors, juniors. They’re [a] little more veteran and experienced roster, so I think that’s what makes them tough and challenging - is they are very poised,” Williams said. “They don’t get rattled easy. When they’re down, they just continue to play at their pace and they make big plays like veterans do.”

Nebraska makes its 15th all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament and its first since 2018. The Huskers play the Bulldogs on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Central time in Louisville, Kentucky. If Nebraska advances, they play the winner of No. 1 seed Louisville and No. 16 seed Albany on Sunday.