Three days after giving up 110 points in a loss at Minnesota the Nebraska women’s basketball team responded with an impressive win. Freshman Jessica Shepard scored 26 points and the Huskers outscored 17th ranked Michigan State 29-19 in the second quarter to take control in a 73-66 victory.
” We got embarrassed in that game so we knew we needed to come out here and play hard today”, said Shepard. “Especially in front of the home crowd you don’t want to let them down so we came out and played hard for 40 minutes.”
Natalie Romeo added 25 points, including five of seven from three point range as the Huskers snapped a 10-game losing streak against rated foes.
” We really paid attention to the scout and their personnel and what they like to do”, said Romeo. “Playing with hands up and trying to contest every shot and I think our team did really good with what our coaches wanted us to do.”
Romeo became Nebraska’s single-season three-point record holder with 86 on the year. She went 7-for-12 from the field overall and matched her career highs by going 6-for-6 from the free throw line as the Huskers improved to 8-6 in the Big Ten and 17-8 overall.