The Nebraska women’s basketball team won its seventh straight win with a 58-39 final over Ohio State on Thursday night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Nebraska improved to 19-6 overall and 9-3 in the Big Ten. Ohio State slipped to 14-11 and 4-8 in the conference after being held to the lowest point total in Coach Jim Foster’s 11 seasons with the Buckeyes.
Nebraska rolled to its seventh straight Big Ten win despite shooting just 32.8 percent (22-67) from the field, including 4-for-14 from three-point range. But the Huskers held Ohio State to just 25.4 percent shooting (16-63), including 3-of-16 from long range.
After a poor shooting first half by both teams, The Huskers pushed the lead to 10 points for the first time after a pair of Emily Cady free throws made it 31-21 with 17:08 left. The Buckeyes would get no closer than six the rest of the way. Tear’a Laudermill’s three-pointer with 13:25 left capped a 9-0 NU run to push the Husker margin to 40-25 after the Buckeyes trimmed the margin to 31-25 with 16:04 left. Laudermill, who finished with nine points off the bench, gave NU its biggest lead of the night at 56-36 with 3:18 left. Point guard Lindsey Moore led the Huskers with 14 points, a season-high eight rebounds and four assists, while Cady added 10 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the year.
Nebraska has the weekend off and returns to Big Ten road action at Michigan on Thursday, Feb. 21. Tip-off with the Wolverines at Crisler Arena is set for 6 p.m. (CT)