March 12, 2012
The game will be televised live on ESPN2 from the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock, Ark.
KU is making its first trip to the NCAA Tournament under head coach Bonnie Henrickson and first since 2000.
The Jayhawks concluded their regular-season with a 19-12 overall record, including an 8-10 mark during Big 12 play to claim a No. 6 seed at the conference championship. Kansas picked up two wins versus top 25 teams- at No. 23 Texas and vs. No. 21 Texas Tech- this season while also notching the second-best conference road record among Big 12 schools with a 5-4 mark.
KU is led by All-Big 12 members Aishah Sutherland and Angel Goodrich after losing leading scorer and first-team selection Carolyn Davis to a knee injury on Feb. 12. Sutherland ranks in the top 10 of the Big 12 in both points and rebounds averaging a team-high 13.9 points and 9.0 boards per game. Goodrich is next contributing 13.1 points and 4.0 rebounds each outing in addition to her nation-leading 7.5 assists per game.
In its first season with the Big Ten Conference, Nebraska went 10-6 in league play to earn a No. 6 seed at its conference tournament. The No. 22 Cornhuskers fell in double overtime to Purdue in the Big Ten Championship title game to bring a 24-8 overall record to Sunday's matchup. Jordan Hooper leads NU with 19.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Lindsey Moore also contributes double-figure scoring averaging 15.8 points per outing to go along with a team-high 5.2 assists and 2.2 steals per game.
Kansas leads the all-time series versus Nebraska, 49-31, and won the teams' last meeting when the Jayhawks claimed a 77-61 win in Lawrence on Feb. 26, 2011.
Should KU win, the Jayhawks will advance to play the winner of Delaware versus UALR on Tuesday, March 20 at 8:30 p.m.