The 17th ranked Nebraska women used a 17-0 run late in the second half to rally from a nine-point deficit with 10 minutes left to win 67-59 at Ohio State on Thursday night. The women won their seventh straight victory to improve to 20-5 overall and 10-3 in the Big Ten.This team also became the first Nebraska women’s basketball team to produce three consecutive 20-win seasons, after finishing 25 wins in 2013 and 24 victories in 2012.
Ohio native Rachel Theriot led the Huskers with her second straight 20-point game and fourth of the season with a team-high 26 points. The Middleburg Heights, OH., native tied a career high with seven rebounds and added four assists. Theriot went 9-for-19 from the floor, including 2-of-3 from three-point range and 6-of-6 at the line.
All-American Jordan Hooper added the 47th 20-point scoring performance of her career and 13th of the season with 24 points, while adding seven rebounds and three steals.
The Nebraska men’s team picked up its fourth straight conference victory, as the Huskers beat Penn State 80-67 in front of a sold-out crowd of 15,797 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Huskers improved to a Big Ten-best 12-1 in its first season at their new home and have won six of their previous seven league contests for the first time since 1998-99.
Now above the .500 mark for the first time as a member of the Big Ten, the Huskers (15-10, 7-6 Big Ten) finished with season highs in both free throws made and attempts going 37-for-48 from the line.
Reigning Co-Big Ten Player of the Week Terran Petteway led the Huskers with a game-high 26 points on 14-of-19 shooting from the foul stripe. Petteway has now recorded nine games with 20-plus points and moves into fifth place on Nebraska’s sophomore scoring chart.“This was definitely a good win,” said Petteway. “Coming off a win from Michigan State has helped us improve. But we still have a lot to prove. We just have to keep building on it.”