No. 22 Nebraska used a 22-0 first-half run to storm past No. 24 Michigan State for a 76-56 women’s basketball victory at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday. Nebraska reeled off its fourth consecutive victory to improve to 17-5 overall and 7-3 in the Big Ten.
Michigan State jumped to a quick 14-6 lead in the first 5:32 by hitting 6-of-8 shots from the floor. The Huskers then shut out the Spartans for the next 9:39 and limited MSU to 3-for-21 shooting the rest of the half.
Nebraska used a 22-0 run to put the game out of reach by the end of the first half.
Jordan Hooper had six rebounds to move past Kelsey Griffin into the No. 2 spot on the Nebraska career rebounding list with 1,023. She also increased her career scoring total to 2,111.
Nebraska shot 46.8 percent (29-62) from the field, but just 5-of-18 (.278) from three-point range. The Huskers also hit 13-of-16 free throws. NU outrebounded MSU, 38-31, and won the turnover battle, 16-11.
Michigan State finished 22-of-56 (.393) from the floor, including 4-of-17 from three-point range. The Spartans also hit 8-of-10 free throws.
The Huskers return to Big Ten road action on Thursday, when they travel to Ann Arbor to take on Michigan. Tip-off between Nebraska and the Wolverines is set for 6 p.m.