Jordan Hooper led three Huskers in double figures as the Nebraska women’s basketball team cruised to an 84-39 victory over Grambling State at the Devaney Sports Center on Saturday night. With its fourth straight win, Nebraska closed non-conference action with a 10-3 record. Grambling State slipped to 1-10 on the season. The victory also gave Coach Connie Yori her 200th career win at Nebraska.
Connie Yori’s comments on the win
Hooper, a 6-2 junior forward from Alliance, Neb., scored a game-high 18 points in just 23 minutes, while adding five rebounds and a steal.
Sophomore Emily Cady added a season-high 17 points while pitching in seven rebounds. The 6-2 forward from Seward, Neb., hit 6-of-9 shots from the field and all five of her free throw attempts.
Nebraska opened the game with a 12-0 run that included eight points in the first 2:30 from Hooper, the reigning Big Ten Player of the Week. Hooper finished the half with 11 points.
Nebraska pushed its 48-18 halftime lead to 41 points at 63-22 by opening the second half with a 15-4 surge that included seven more points from Hooper.
For the game, Nebraska shot a season-best 46.5 percent (33-71) from the field, including 7-of-21 from three-point range. NU also went 11-of-14 at the line, while outrebounding Grambling State 53-30.
The Huskers continue their four-game home stand by opening Big Ten Conference play on Wednesday, Jan. 2, when they take on Wisconsin. Tip-off between the Huskers and Badgers is set for 7:05 p.m.