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No. 12 seed BYU women take aim at 2nd NCAA tourney upset against 4th-seeded Nebraska

  • BYU's Lexi Eaton listens to a question during a news conference on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. BYU is scheduled to play Nebraska in a second-round game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament on Monday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    BYU's Lexi Eaton listens to a question during a news conference on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. BYU is scheduled to play Nebraska in a second-round game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament on Monday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nebraska head coach Connie Yori answers questions from members of the media during a news conference on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. Nebraska is scheduled to play BYU in a second-round game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament on Monday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Nebraska head coach Connie Yori answers questions from members of the media during a news conference on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. Nebraska is scheduled to play BYU in a second-round game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament on Monday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nebraska's Tear'a Laudermill, center, smiles as she is joined by head coach Connie Yori, background left, and teammate Emily Cady during a news conference on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. Nebraska is scheduled to play BYU in a second-round game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament on Monday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Nebraska's Tear'a Laudermill, center, smiles as she is joined by head coach Connie Yori, background left, and teammate Emily Cady during a news conference on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. Nebraska is scheduled to play BYU in a second-round game of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament on Monday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

BYU's Jennifer Hamson has seen just about every defense used against her. Rarely does the 6-foot-7 center get rattled.

Hamson will need to keep her cool against fourth-seeded Nebraska (26-6) in the Cougars' second-round NCAA tournament game on Monday. The Cornhuskers will try to disrupt the West Coast Conference's player of the year who leads her team offensively (18.1 points per game) and defensively (11.4 rebounds and 137 blocked shots).

Hamson disclosed her left middle finger late in 12th-seeded BYU's 72-57 upset of No. 5 seed North Carolina State on Saturday. The team didn't practice Sunday, when she iced it at the hotel.