The Nebraska women's basketball team opened the second half on a 21-0 run and beat Michigan 57-39.
ANN ARBOR, Mich -- -
The No. 24 Nebraska women's basketball team opened the second half on a 21-0 run and never looked back in a 57-39 victory at Michigan on Thursday night.
Jordan Hooper led the Huskers with her eighth double-double of the year with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while senior point guard Lindsey Moore produced game highs of 15 points and eight assists.
Nebraska stretched its winning streak to eight games, including five straight on the road, to improve to 20-6 overall and 10-3 in the Big Ten. It is the Huskers' second straight 20-win campaign and fifth in the past seven years. Michigan slipped to 19-7 overall and 8-5 in the Big Ten, while having its three-game winning streak snapped.
"Every win in the Big Ten is big, but I am really proud of the way our players competed, especially in the second half," Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. "We came out aggressive, did a good job for the first eight minutes of the second half on the defensive glass and played really well after halftime. I thought we played tough and played smart, and that's what you've got to do to win on the road."
Moore and Hooper combined for 10 of Nebraska's first 12 points in the first four minutes of the second half to turn a 22-18 halftime deficit into a 30-22 lead. They kept NU rolling over the next four minutes, combining for the final five of the Huskers' next nine points to push the NU margin to 39-22 after opening the game down 10-2.
Nebraska returns home Sunday to take on Iowa. Tip-off between the Huskers and Hawkeyes is set for 2:05 p.m.
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