All-American Jordan Hooper scored the first 12 points of the game in little more than three minutes to spark the No. 11 Nebraska women’s basketball team to a 78-55 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Hooper scored 17 points in her first eight minutes, as Nebraska improved to 4-0 on the season. Hooper finished with a game-high 23 points, finishing 9-of-13 from the field and 3-of-6 from three-point range. Sophomore guard Sadie Murren added a career-high 12 points on 4-of-4 three-point shooting, while Emily Cady added 11 points and eight rebounds.
As a team, the Huskers finished 29-of-60 (.483) from the field, including a season-best 11-of-27 (.407) from three-point range. NU outrebounded the Lady Lions, 42-28, but lost the turnover battle, 20-19.
The Huskers continue their four four-game home stand on Sunday when they take on Southern University. Tip-off between the Big Red and the Jaguars is set for 2 p.m.