December 19, 2014

Husker women continue to roll, hold off N’Western

Jordan Hooper and Lindsey Moore passed the 1,500 career point mark and led the Nebraska women’s basketball team to a 55-50 victory at Northwestern on Thursday night for their fifth win in a row. NU is now 17-6 overall and 7-3 in the Big Ten.

Hooper finished with a game-high 19 points, while adding seven rebounds, and Moore added 16 points, two assists and four steals.

The Huskers built a 15-point lead at 47-32 with 8:38 left before going cold from the field down the stretch. NU won on the road despite hitting just 32.7 percent (17-52) of its shots from the field, including 5-of-17 three-pointers.

The Huskers won the game at the free throw line, going 16-for-18 and outscoring the Wildcats 16-7 at the line with Hooper and Moore hitting four free throws in the closing seconds to seal the game.

Nebraska takes on Iowa, next. Tip-off between the Huskers and Hawkeyes in Iowa City is set for 7:30 p.m.