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(16) Nebraska 86

(24-6, 12-4 Big Ten)

(19) Michigan State 58

(22-9, 13-3 Big Ten)

    6:05 PM ET, March 8, 2014

    Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

    1 2 T
    #16NEB 50 3686
    #19MSU 27 3158

    Top Performers

    Nebraska: T. Laudermill 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Michigan State: B. Agee 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Nebraska overwhelms Michigan State with big first half

    Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Tear'a Laudermill scored 20 points and Rachel Theriot added 18 as third-seeded and No. 16 ranked Nebraska, exploded for a 50-point first half in beating No. 19 Michigan State, the No. 2 seed, 86-58 on Saturday in the Big Ten semifinals.

    The Cornhuskers (24-6) advance to the Big Ten tournament championship game against No. 23 Iowa, the fifth-seeded team, on Sunday.

    Nebraska was on top 24-17 in the first half prior to Laudermill's 3-pointer that capped a 9-0 Cornhusker run and stretched the lead to 33-17 over Michigan State (22-9). Over the next 6 minutes, Nebraska upped that margin to 23 points and led the Spartans 50-27 at the break.

    The Cornhuskers scored first in the second period, opening a 26-point lead, and coasted the remainder of the half, while shooting 52 percent from the floor.

    Branndais Agee led Spartan scorers with 18 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NEB
    MSU
    Points 86 58
    FG Made-Attempted 33-63 (.524) 22-60 (.367)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 10-12 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    NEB
    MSU
    PointsT. Laudermill 20B. Agee 18
    ReboundsE. Cady 9A. Powers 12
    AssistsR. Theriot 8B. Agee 4
    StealsT. Laudermill 3A. Powers 2
    BlocksA. Havers 3A. Pickrel 2

    2013-14 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 9, 2014 @MSU 70, NEB 57Recap | Box Score
    Feb 8, 2014 @NEB 76, MSU 56Recap | Box Score
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