Schuck on a Truck Zoom Edition: Nebraska assistant coach Jessica Keller discusses NCAA Tournament, coaching ladder, QU roots

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QUINCY — The leading scorer in the history of the Quincy University women’s basketball program is headed to the NCAA Tournament as an assistant coach, and following Nebraska’s effort against Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament championship game, anything is possible for the Huskers.

Jessica Keller is in her second season on the Nebraska coaching staff, having worked her way up from a graduate assistant coach at QU to the being the head coach at Columbia College and Minnesota State-Mankota to an assistant at Illinois State University before joining Amy Williams’ staff at Nebraska.

Keller played at Quincy from 2005-09, was a three-time All-Great Lakes Valley Conference selection and a second-team All-American as a senior. She was named the GLVC Player of the Year in 2009 and graduated as the Hawks’ all-time leader in points (1,823), steals (324), free throws made (487) and free throws attempted (652).

Sunday night, Nebraska received a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will face No. 11 Texas A&M at 9:30 p.m. Friday in Corvallis, Ore.

Keller took time last week before turning her attention to the NCAA preparations to join Muddy River Sports Editor Matt Schuckman to discuss the Huskers’ run, the support of the Nebraska faithful and her coaching career for this episode of “Schuck on a Truck,” brought to you by Shootenkirk Toyota.

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