July 26, 2014

Hooper picks up second straight Big Ten honor

Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper captured her second straight Big Ten Player-of-the-Week honor and the sixth of her career, after scoring a game-high 29 points and adding eight rebounds in Nebraska’s 76-75 win at Iowa on Monday night. For the week, Hooper averaged 24.0 points and 7.5 rebounds while shooting Nebraska to a pair of road wins, including a 55-50 victory at Northwestern on Feb. 7. Hooper had 19 points and seven rebounds in a low-scoring affair with the Wildcats.

During Nebraska’s Big Ten-best six-game winning streak, Hooper has carried the Huskers with 24.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game to increase her team-leading averages to 19.5 points and 8.5 boards on the year. Hooper is shooting 49 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from long range during the surge.

Hooper, who was a first-team All-Big Ten selection as a sophomore in 2012, also became one of Nebraska’s top-10 career scorers in the win over Iowa. In less than three seasons, Hooper has amassed 1,545 points (No. 10) and 715 rebounds (No. 8).

The Huskers are home to take on Ohio State on Thursday night at the Devaney Center.