Jordan Hooper scored 23 points and Emily Cady added a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 11 Nebraska to an 87-64 women’s basketball victory over Southern Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Nebraska improved to 5-0 overall. Point guard Rachel Theriot added 13 points and eight assists, and Tear’a Laudermill added 12 points and four rebounds in her second straight start.
Hooper’s 23 points pushed her into ninth place on Nebraska’s all-time scoring list ahead of Kathy Hagerstrom (1,778 points, 1980-83). Hooper finished at 1,779 points.
Nebraska shot a season-best 54.2 percent (26-48) from the field and connected on 29-of-44 free throws to overcome the hot shooting of Southern guard Kendra Coleman. She scored 30 points, including 7-of-12 shooting from three-point range. Coleman, who entered the game just 3-of-25 from long range through the first four games of the season, knocked 3-of-4 threes in the first three minutes.
The Huskers continue their four-game home stand on Wednesday night, when they take on UMass-Lowell. Tip-off between Nebraska and the Riverhawks is set for 7 p.m.