Adjustments have NU's defense in the zone
Nebraska coach Connie Yori switched to a more passive zone-based defense after injuries hurt the Huskers' ability to play their usual man-to-man pressure defense. Nebraska has won nine straight Big Ten games since the switch.
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 1:10 pm, Thu May 8, 2014.
LINCOLN — The key strand of the Nebraska women's basketball team's DNA is coach Connie Yori's in-your-face, man-to-man pressure defense. It's what she's rebuilt the Huskers to do since she arrived. The motto: NU's 10 players will hound and wear out the opponent's seven players, and reap the benefits in points off turnovers.
But early in the Big Ten Conference schedule this winter, Yori didn't have 10 players at her disposal. Because of injuries, she's had, on average, eight. And one of those players, senior Meghin Williams, has such an injured right foot that, many days, “it feels like I'm walking on nails.”
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 1:10 pm.