Maddie Simon poured in 19 points, Hannah Whitish added 18 and Taylor Kissinger contributed 12 points, including Nebraska’s final four points at the free throw line, as the young Huskers battled their way to a 74-65 women’s basketball win over Iowa on Tuesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The victory was Nebraska’s first over a top-25 foe under second-year coach Amy Williams and it snapped Iowa’s five-game winning streak in the all-time series with the Huskers. It also ended Nebraska’s three-game losing streak at home, while moving Nebraska to 13-6 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten. The Huskers moved within one game in the loss column of the top of the Big Ten standings, after No. 19 Michigan upset at No. 8 Ohio State earlier Tuesday evening. The Buckeyes were 5-0 in the league before the loss to the Wolverines.
Iowa slipped to 15-4 overall and 3-3 in the Big Ten. The Huskers will see the Hawkeyes again in 12 days (Jan. 28) in Iowa City.