The 17th ranked Nebraska women lost their first round NCAA game in Little Rock, falling to Kansas 57-49. Senior Kaitlyn Burke led four Huskers in double figures with 14 points. The key to this game. NU’s leading scorer and rebounder Jordan Hooper, who missed the past week of practice with a stress reaction in her lower leg, went just 4-of-18 from the field and 0-for-8 from three point range in 32 minutes.
Burke, playing her final game as a Husker, hit 7-of-9 shots from the field to lead sixth-seeded NU with 14 points and four assists in 33 minutes. Freshman Emily Cady added her third career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds on 3-of-4 shooting from the field. The 6-2 forward from Seward, Neb., hit NU’s lone three-pointer and went 3-for-3 from the line.
Nebraska went 20-of-61 from the field, including a season-low 1-for-19 from three-point range. KU outrebounded Nebraska, 45-42, including 17-14 on the offensive glass. The Jayhawks turned their 17 offensive boards into 19 second-chance points, while NU managed just nine second-chance points off its 14 offensive boards.