Freshman Natalie Romeo tied career highs with 21 points and six three-pointers, as No. 23 Nebraska handled Minnesota for a 74-50 women’s basketball win at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Tuesday night. With the victory, Nebraska improved to 20-8 overall and 10-7 in the Big Ten, as the Huskers notched their fourth consecutive 20-win season.
The Husker seniors, Emily Cady, Brandi Jeffery, Tear’a Laudermill and Hailie Sample, recorded their 95th win at Nebraska, the most wins by any class in history.
Cady scored 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds, dished out four assists and blocked two shots, while going 7-of-13 from the floor.
Nebraska hit 42 percent (29-69) of its shots from the floor, including 9-of-20 three-pointers, while adding 7-of-11 free throws. Minnesota hit just 29.5 percent (18-61), while going 5-of-26 (.192) from beyond the arc. The Gophers did hit 9-of-11 free throws.
Nebraska wraps up the regular season on Sunday when the Huskers take on Ohio State at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Tip-off between the Big Red and the Buckeyes is set for 4 p.m.