No. 11 Nebraska cruises over Southern 87-64
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jordon Hooper scored 23 points and gathered 8 rebounds as the No. 11 Nebraska women beat Southern University 87-64 on Sunday afternoon.
Hooper, an All-American, bettered her season scoring average (17.8) for the game. Emily Cady added 18 points making 5 of 6 from the field, and gathering 14 rebounds. Rachel Theriot also scored 13 points with eight assists for the Cornhuskers.
Nebraska(5-0), who is picked to win the Big 10, led 38-32 at the half, and things got worse for Southern (2-3) as the Cornhuskers outscored the Jaguars 49-32 in the second half. Nebraska shot 54 percent from the field and attempted 44 free throws, making 29, compared to Southern's 8-of-12 tries. Nebraska also led Southern in assists (14-6) and steals (7-3).
Kendra Coleman led all scorers with 30 points, including a 7-of-12 effort from beyond the arc. Adrian Sanders added another 12 for Southern University.