Huskers’ Theriot wins second Big Ten honor

Nebraska’s Rachel Theriot dishes the ball off over Illinois’ Adrienne GodBold last week. She’s averaging 4.0 assists per game in Big Ten play.

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s Rachel Theriot captured her second Big Ten freshman of the week award on Tuesday.

The 6-foot guard from Middleburg Heights, Ohio, scored 13 points with a career-high three 3-pointers while dishing out a career-best eight assists in Nebraska’s 84-63 win at Minnesota on Sunday. Theriot hit 5 of 8 shots, including 3 of 5 3-point attempts against the Golden Gophers, while her eight assists came against just one turnover. She also played a career-high 39 minutes.

For the week, Theriot averaged 8.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists while shooting 66.7 percent (4 of 6) from 3-point range. In Big Ten play, Theriot is averaging 7.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per contest, while increasing her season averages to 5.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

Theriot has made 13 consecutive starts for the Huskers and appeared in all 19 games despite battling a foot injury. She earned her first Big Ten award on Dec. 31.

Theriot and the Huskers return to the Devaney Center on Thursday night when they take on No. 25 Michigan State. Tip-off between the 13-6 Huskers and 16-2 Spartans is set for 7:05 p.m.

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