Scores

Final

Northwestern 65

(10-4, 0-1 Big Ten)

(18) Nebraska 66

(11-2, 1-0 Big Ten)

9:00 PM ET, January 2, 2014

Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska

1 2 T
NW 35 3065
#18NEB 35 3166

Top Performers

Northwestern: C. Inman 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

Nebraska: R. Theriot 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

No. 18 Nebraska holds off Northwestern 66-65

Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Rachel Theriot hit the go-ahead jumper with 1:39 remaining, and finished with 19 points, eight assists and six rebounds to help No. 18 Nebraska outlast Northwestern 66-65 in a Big 10 Conference opener for both teams Thursday night.

After surrendering an 11-0 run to trail 65-61 with 2:52 remaining, the Cornhuskers (11-2, 1-0) wouldn't go down as Tear'a Laudermill sank a 3-pointer. Theriot then drilled a jump-shot on the next possession to put Nebraska on top for the final margin.

Northwestern (10-4, 0-1) missed two potential go-ahead 3-pointers and committed a turnover in the final two minutes.

Laudermill scored 14 points and Jordan Hooper also had 14 with 10 rebounds. Emily Cady added 11 points and nine boards for the Cornhuskers.

Christen Inman led the Wildcats with 19 points and Nia Coffey had 16 with nine rebounds. Lauren Douglas scored 13 and Ashley Dearey had nine boards and seven assists.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NW
NEB
Points 65 66
FG Made-Attempted 27-59 (.458) 27-71 (.380)
3P Made-Attempted 4-21 (.190) 4-20 (.200)
FT Made-Attempted 7-10 (.700) 8-12 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 12 (0/0)

Game Leaders

 
NW
NEB
PointsC. Inman 19R. Theriot 19
ReboundsN. Coffey 9J. Hooper 10
AssistsA. Deary 7R. Theriot 8
StealsA. Deary 2H. Sample 3
BlocksA. Cohen 3R. Theriot 1

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 2, 2014 @NEB 66, NW 65Recap | Box Score
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