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(Neb.)- Cain Named Big Ten Freshman Of The Week

By: Jeremy Anderson Posted at: 11/13/2017 02:23 PM
Lincoln - Nebraska's Kate Cain shared the Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week award when the conference announced its first set of weekly awards on Monday, Nov. 13.

Cain, a 6-5 center from Middletown, N.Y., erupted for 18 points and team highs of nine rebounds and three blocks off the bench to help the Big Red to a 62-53 victory over Southern Illinois Edwardsville on Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Cain shared the honor with Purdue guard Karissa McLaughlin, who scored a team-high 21 points while adding five assists and four steals in leading Purdue's come-from-behind win over Central Michigan on Friday. McLaughlin became the first freshman guard to start a season opener for Purdue since Courtney Moses in 2010.

Cain and the Huskers will continue a four-game season-opening home stand on Tuesday when they play host to UMKC. Tip-off at Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 6 p.m.


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