Jordan Hooper scored a game-high 30 points and Lindsey Moore added 27 as the No. 24-ranked Nebraska women beat South Dakota State 80-71 at the Devaney Center. Hooper added a game-high 11 rebounds, and her 30 points were just off her career-high of 32. NU goes 11-1 in non conference action and open up Big Ten play on the 30th at 16th ranked Penn State.
The difference was free throws. Nebraska hit 24-of-31 second-half free throw attempts, to finish with a season-high 30 made free throws on 37 attempts. NU outrebounded SDSU, 39-31 for the game, while winning the turnover battle, 20-12. South Dakota State shot a blistering 54.2 percent (26-48) from the field, including 7-of-15 three-pointers. SDSU also hit just 12-of-21 free throws for the game.