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Final

Illinois 65

(9-19, 2-13 Big Ten)

(16) Nebraska 72

(22-5, 12-3 Big Ten)

    8:00 PM ET, February 27, 2014

    Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska

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    ILL 31 3465
    #16NEB 38 3472

    Top Performers

    Illinois: A. Moore 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Nebraska: J. Hooper 29 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    No. 16 Nebraska holds off Illinois 72-65

    Associated Press

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Jordan Hooper, a Nebraska native and lone senior on the roster, scored 29 points on Senior Night as the No. 16 Cornhuskers held off Illinois 72-65 Thursday for their ninth-straight win.

    Tear'a Laudermill added 15 points, Emily Cady had 10 points with 12 rebounds and Rachel Theriot had 10 assists for the Cornhuskers (22-5, 12-3 Big Ten).

    Amber Moore had 19 points for Illinois (9-19, 2-13). Ivory Crawford added 13 points and 10 rebounds and Taylor Gleason had 13.

    Nebraska, which led 38-31 at the half, had a tough time shaking Illinois, though after the Illini tied it at 40 the Huskers built a 60-51 lead.

    After Moore's 3-pointer pulled Illinois within two with 3:03 left, Sarah Livingston missed two free throws. After Laudermill made two, Crawford missed two more. Illinois was 3-10 from the line but made 10 3's. Nebraska also had 10 but was 14-17 from the line.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILL
    NEB
    Points 65 72
    FG Made-Attempted 26-60 (.433) 24-62 (.387)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-25 (.400) 10-31 (.323)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-10 (.300) 14-17 (.824)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 11 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    ILL
    NEB
    PointsA. Moore 19J. Hooper 29
    ReboundsI. Crawford 10E. Cady 12
    AssistsT. Gleason 6R. Theriot 10
    StealsI. Crawford 3J. Hooper 1
    BlocksI. Crawford 1E. Cady 1

    2013-14 Season

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