Huskers Open B1G Play Against Illinois Posted by Jeremy Anderson Date: December 10, 2020 13 Views The Nebraska women open Big Ten play tonight against Illinois on the Big Ten Network. The Huskers enter with a 2-0 record. Nebraska found out of Wednesday afternoon that reserve guard Makenzie Helms had left the program for personal reasons. Helms was the 2018 Connecticut Gatorade player of the year, but had been plagued by injuries since arriving in Lincoln. She appeared in both games this season and scored a career high 10 points in the season opener against Oral Roberts. Illinois is 2-1 and is coming off of a 53-50 win over Nebraska-Omaha on Sunday. Tipoff is at 6:00 pm.