Sophomore point guard Rachel Theriot scored a career highs 33 points and added nine assists to carry the No. 18 Nebraska women’s basketball team back from a 14-point second-half deficit to an 88-85 overtime win over Minnesota. Theriot hit 11 of 15 shots, making several by coming off screens which left her wide open.
Theriot was the only consistent shooter for NU in the first half as the team hit on just 28% of their shots. She kept it going later as Theriot scored 17 points in the final 14 minutes of regulation before adding four in the overtime period for the Huskers. Rachel is getting more comfortable in her role and in the last two games, when teams are focusing in on Jordan Hooper and Emily Cady, she’s making the right reads and making the open shots.
Cady had 23 points, Hooper finished with 18, putting her over the 2,000 point plateau for her career. She’s also just 22 rebounds away from 1,000. With the victory, Nebraska improved to 13-3 overall and 3-1 in the Big Ten