Emily Cady stole an entry pass with two seconds left to preserve Nebraska’s 71-70 win in overtime at Wisconsin, Wednesday night.
Cady finished with her 10th double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds to go along with five assists. Cady scored just two points, five rebounds and two assists in the first half while dealing with two fouls in the first few minutes of the game. NU struggled as a team, scoring a season low 21 points in the first half.
All-American Jordan Hooper had just two points and two rebounds in the first half while battling two early fouls as well. Hooper finished with 15 points and four rebounds, including 10 points and a pair of the three-pointers in a 3:40 span to end regulation and the first 2:30 of the overtime.
After Wisconsin took a 64-62 lead to open the overtime, Tear’a Laudermill and Hooper hit back-to-back threes to match Nebraska’s biggest lead of the game at 68-64 with 2:29 left in OT. After a Badger layup, Laudermill answered with a pretty layup to keep NU’s edge at 70-66 with 1:58 to play. But back-to-back buckets by Wisconsin tied the score at 70 with 1:16 left in OT. Cady was fouled with 1:01 left and gave NU its only point of the night at the free throw line by hitting her second free throw, setting up her steal late in the game.
With the victory, Nebraska improved to 16-5 overall and 6-3 in the Big Ten, while the Badgers slipped to 10-12 overall and 3-7 in the conference.