No. 18 Nebraska opened the game with a 24-0 run and cruised to an 89-53 women’s basketball victory on Sunday afternoon. All-American Jordan Hooper scored 30 points and added 11 rebounds in just 20 minutes. Hooper led five Huskers in double figures as Nebraska exploded for a school-record 62 first-half points. Nebraska also hit a season-high 12 three-pointers, knocking down 50 percent of their triples on the day.
Nebraska hit 52.5 percent (32-61) of its shots from the field overall, including a season-best 63.9 percent (23-36) in the first half. NU opened the game 7-for-7 from the field.
Nebraska wraps up its five-game home stand by opening Big Ten Conference play with Northwestern on Thursday, Jan. 2. Tip-off between the Huskers and Wildcats is set for 8 p.m.