NU freshmen Jordan Hooper scored 28 of her career high 31 points in the second half to help Nebraska battle back from a 17 point halftime deficit and take a one point lead. However, the Missouri Tigers rallied for a 76-69 win over the Huskers at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday night.
Hooper hit six of her Nebraska school-record-tying seven three-pointers in the second half to bring NU all the way back from a 39-22 halftime deficit. Hooper’s 25-foot three-pointer from the top of the key gave the Huskers a 60-59 lead with 4:17 left.
A layup from senior Shakara Jones gave the lead back to Missouri with 3:38 on the clock. Fellow senior RaeShara Brown then took the game over offensively, scoring Mizzou’s next 12 points to keep the Huskers at bay. Brown scored 22 of her team high 25 points in the second half, to go along seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.