LINCOLN — Much like last February, the Nebraska women’s basketball team has found its Big Ten footing. A four-game winning streak. Nos. 21 and 19 rankings in the Associated Press and coaches polls. An outside shot at the Big Ten title — though, again, NU will have to hunt down front-runner Penn State to win it.
But as the Huskers head to Michigan for Thursday’s game, coach Connie Yori is watching another number with equal interest: Nebraska’s RPI. As of Wednesday, it was No. 43 according to realtimerpi.com. That’s a big jump from two weeks ago — Nebraska languished in the 70s — but still not enough for Yori’s liking.