July 29, 2014

NU women rolling with ninth win in a row

With its 68-57 win over Michigan on Sunday afternoon, Penn State has clinched at least a share of the Big Ten Championship. The Lady Lions boast a 13-1 conference record and 23-3 mark overall. With Nebraska’s 66-46 win over Iowa on Sunday afternoon, the Huskers improved to 11-3 in conference play to remain in the running to share the regular season title with the Lady Lions.

Freshman Rachel Theriot scored a career-high 19 points to help No. 24 Nebraska roll to its ninth consecutive win. Theriot, a 6-0 freshman guard from Middleburg Heights, Ohio, played huge for the Huskers in the second. She scored 15 of her game-high 19 points after halftime while going 7-for-9 from the field after the break. She added four rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Nebraska’s defense held the Hawkeyes to a season-low 46 points, marking the third straight Big Ten opponent that NU has held to a season-low point total with, joining Michigan (39) and Ohio State (39).

Nebraska travels to Wisconsin for its final Big Ten regular-season road game of the year on Thursday.