The No. 12 Nebraska women’s basketball team got a school-record-tying seven three-pointers from Tear’a Laudermill, but Alabama beating the Huskers, 53-51, on Sunday.Nikki Hegstetter’s putback with 2.5 seconds left allowed Alabama to improve to 8-3 on the season, while the Huskers slipped to 7-1 on the year.
Laudermill hit six of her career-high-tying seven threes in the second half to help Nebraska overcome a five-point halftime deficit. Her final three came from well beyond the top of the key with 18.1 seconds left to tie the game at 51. Laudermill’s shot allowed Nebraska to overcome a 50-42 deficit with four minutes left.
The senior from Moreno Valley, Calif., finished with a game and season-high 25 points to go along with six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Laudermill hit 9-of-20 shots from the floor, including 7-of-15 threes. While Laudermill went 7-of-14 in the second half, including 6-of-11 from long range, the rest of the Huskers went just 3-of-15 in the half.
Laudermill was the only Husker to reach double figures, as Rachel Theriot settled for nine points, four rebounds and three assists. It was the first time this season that Theriot did not score in double figures.
The Huskers return to road action on Thursday night when the they travel to Omaha to take on Creighton. Tip-off between the Big Red and the Bluejays is set for 8 p.m. with live national television coverage by Fox Sports 1.