McKewon: Husker women homeward bound? Formidable foes blocking path

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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:00 am

LINCOLN — You don't think it's going to be easy, do you?

The Nebraska women's basketball team can taste a return to Pinnacle Bank Arena for the Sweet 16 and the height of the Lincoln Regional. Regardless of whether it can slay giant Connecticut in a wild setting, that Saturday night would be the kind of ESPN-fueled advertising the Huskers would love to have in courting a strong 2015 recruiting class. A second straight trip to the second weekend — and the third in five years — helps Nebraska establish itself in that tier of teams just below decades-long superpowers Connecticut, Tennessee and Stanford. It's a big tier, and teams in it make Final Fours and win national titles.

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