The Nebraska women won 64-49 over Minnesota on Sunday, despite shooting just 35% (24-68) from the field and just 8-of-28 from three-point range. The Huskers also made just 57% percent (8-14) of their free throws, but in addition to winning the rebounding battle, Nebraska also won the turnover battle, 19-16. It was rebounding and defense that keyed NU’s 16th win over the season. The Huskers held Minnesota to just 34% (19-56) shooting from the floor, including just 1-of-4 three-pointers.
AUDIO Connie Yori comments on the win (1:20)
Jordan Hooper notched her 10th 20-point scoring performance of the season with 23 points to lead three Huskers in double figures, as the No. 20 Nebraska women’s basketball rolled to a 64-49 win over Minnesota at the Devaney Center on Sunday evening.
Freshman forward Emily Cady added 13 points, including a career-best three three-pointers, while adding seven rebounds. Freshman forward Hailie Sample pitched in with a career-high 10 points to go along with seven rebounds for the Huskers.
With the victory, Nebraska improved to 16-3 overall and 5-2 in the Big Ten. The Huskers will host Iowa on Thursday.