Nebraska used an 20-0 run to end the first half and start the second half before Minnesota scored a point in the final 20 minutes to pull away and take a commanding lead in a 64-49 win at the Devaney Center Sunday.
Jordan Hooper led the Huskers with 23 points, hitting four three-pointers in the game. Emily Cady scored 13 points and Hailie Sample added 10 in the 15 point win.
“This was a really good win for us, coming off two losses and coming back home,” Nebraska head coach Connie Yori said following the win.
Nebraska (16-3, 5-2) converted 19 Minnesota turnovers into 22 points keying the second half surge for the Huskers.
“It was critical to win for our confidence level,” Jordan Hooper said following the game.
Hooper was asked about the fans from Alliance who came to see her play.
“It doesn’t affect the way I play,” Hooper said. She’s just glad so many people came to lend their support for their hometown Husker.
Nebraska held Minnesota to just 33.9 percent shooting from the floor the entire game, however, the Golden Gophers outscored Nebraska at the free-throw line by hitting 10-of-18 attempts.
The Huskers returns to Big Ten home action Thursday, hosting the Iowa Hawkeyes. Tipoff is set for 7:05 p.m. from the Devaney Center.