November 23, 2014

16th ranked NU women’s basketball grabs road win at Washington State

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Nebraska Cornhuskers

All five Nebraska starters finished in double figures to power the No. 16 Huskers to an 82-61 women’s basketball win at Washington State on Wednesday night at Washington State.

Senior guard Tear’a Laudermill led NU with 20 points. Senior forward Hailie Sample added 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the floor and 6-of-8 free throws. Senior forward Emily Cady joined missed a double-double with 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists despite fouling out after 27 minutes.  Fellow senior Brandi Jeffery finished with 11 points for her third straight double-figure scoring performance while tying her career high with eight rebounds for the second time in three games.  Junior guard Rachel Theriot added 14 points and four assists.

Nebraska led much of the first half, with its largest lead at 28-19 with 8:50 left, but WSU used a 12-0 run, holding NU scoreless for just about seven minutes. WSU’s Louise Brown hit a 30-footer from the top of key at the buzzer to tie the game at 34.

A few minutes into the second half, Nebraska (3-0) started a 19-2 run, turning a two-point lead into a 59-40 advantage on Allie Havers’ layup with 10:35 left and the Cougars never recovered.

Creighton rallies from down 18 to knock off 18th ranked Oklahoma

Creighton's new logo was unveiled this week.

Creighton was facing a non-conference ranked opponent at home for the first time since 2001.  The Bluejays looked early on as if they were overmatched.  However, the Bluejays came back from an 18-point deficit in the second half to upset 18th-ranked Oklahoma 65-63 on Wednesday night. Many in the sellout crowd of 17,393 stormed the court after the victory.

Creighton was down 35-24 at the half and the Sooners came out on a quick 7-0 run that put OU up 42-24 on a three-pointer by Ryan Spangler.  CU head coach Greg McDermott called a timeout just 1:30 into the half and his young team responded.

Toby Hegner hit a three-pointer and Creighton made five from long distance during a seven-minute stretch where the Bluejays grabbed a 48-46 lead on Isiah Zierdan’s three-pointer.

Neither team led by more than four points the rest of the game.

Austin Chatman had 17 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and six assists.  In addition to Chatman’s first career point/rebound double-double, Hegner and Zierden both scored 11 points. Creighton shot 37.5 percent for the game and 8-for-26 (30.8 percent) from three-point range, while also sinking 15-of-21 foul shots.

Creighton beats Chicago State to improve to 2-0

Will Artino had career-highs with 20 points and five steals as Creighton men’s basketball led wire-to-wire in an 84-66 win over Chicago State on Sunday.  Creighton is now 2-0 and has yet to trail heading into a showdown with No. 19 Oklahoma on Wednesday in Omaha.

The Bluejays won 104-77 in Friday night’s season opener against Central Arkansas.  Rick Kreklow had a career-high 18 points to lead six men in double-figures as Creighton Men’s Basketball won its 20th straight home opener.

Petteway leads NU men to season opening win

All-Big Ten honoree Terran Petteway had a game-high 25 points, including six 3-pointers, lifting No. 21 Nebraska to an 80-61 win over Northern Kentucky in the season opener at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Shavon Shields finished with 18 points, hitting all four shots from the field and going a perfect 10-of-10 from the line, while David Rivers connected on all five of his shots from the field en route to scoring 12 points and grabbing six rebounds.

Tayler Persons led Northern Kentucky with 13 points, while Monaco added 12 points, but the Norse connected on just 36 percent shooting from the floor.

The Huskers will return to action Tuesday night, as they host Central Arkansas. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

Husker women hit the century mark in season opening win

Brandi Jeffery scored a career high of 19 points and eight rebounds to lead five Huskers in double figures as No. 16 Nebraska rolled to a 100-65 women’s basketball win over Pepperdine on Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Nebraska won its eighth consecutive season opener while improving to 33-1 in home openers since 1981. NU’s 100-point performance marked the first time that the Huskers had reached the century mark since a 107-54 win over Washington State on Nov. 22, 2009.

All-American point guard Rachel Theriot finished with 16 points, two rebounds, three assists and a steal while going 7-for-9 from the field. Senior guar Tear’a Laudermill added 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including a pair of threes. She added two assists and a block.

Senior forward Hailie Sample added six points, five rebounds, an assist, a steal and a career-high three blocked shots while going 3-for-3 from the field.

The Huskers host Alcorn State on Sunday. Tip-off between Nebraska and the Lady Braves is set for 5 p.m