Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper made her first start in the World University Games in Kazan, Russia and it came under the most pressure packed situation…the gold medal game. The Alliance, NE. native finished with nine points and nine rebounds in helping the U.S.A. secure a 90-71 win over Russia.
Hooper scored five of the team’s first 13 points including a three pointer and three rebounds to help the U.S. jump out to a 13-3 lead. Hooper scored seven first-quarter points as the USA grabbed a 22-13 lead at the end of the quarter. She played 31 minutes. Entering the contest, Hooper had averaged 6.2 points and 5.0 rebounds while playing 12.6 minutes per game in the USA’s first five wins.
In the tournament, Hooper finished with 6.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 15.7 minutes per game.