Rutgers Defeat Husker Women 62-56

Leigha Brown scored a game-high 18 points while adding a career-high six rebounds, but the Nebraska women’s basketball team could not fully overcome a slow start in a 62-56 loss to Rutgers on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Brown notched her fourth double-figure scoring performance in the last five games, but Nebraska slipped to 7-9 overall and 2-3 in the Big Ten. Rutgers, which is poised to join the top 25 this week, remained the only Big Ten unbeaten in conference play by improving to 5-0 in the league and 13-3 overall.

The Huskers return to Big Ten road action on Thursday when they travel to Champaign to battle Illinois. Tip-off between Nebraska and the Fighting Illini at the State Farm Center is set for 7 p.m.