Southern women get two starters back, No. 1 seed _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southern University Lady Jaguars head coach Sandy Pugh speaks to her players during a timeout against Alabama State, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Southern's F.G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge, La.

The Southern women’s basketball team continues its tour of the power conferences when it plays Kansas State at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Manhattan, Kan.

The Jaguars began a string of three games against power-conferences when they lost at Nebraska 89-38 on Monday. After a break for Thanksgiving and final exams, Southern visits Iowa State on Dec. 6.

Southern (2-2) scored just two points in the second quarter and trailed the Huskers 49-12 at halftime. The 12 points tied the Nebraska record for fewest points allowed in a first half, a feat last accomplished in 1997.

The Jaguars committed 27 fouls and the Huskers made 28-of-35 free throws. Southern made 4-of-9.

Nebraska outrebounded the Jaguars 47-37 and held them to 24.6 percent (16-of-65) shooting from the floor, including 2-of-19 on 3-pointers.

In its two road games, including a loss at Texas A&M on Nov. 15, Southern has been outscored 177-85.

Kansas State didn’t fare much better Monday night as it fell to 3-1 after a 97-57 loss at No. 1 Connecticut.