Nebraska-Nothwestern Postgame Notes




March 1, 2012

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Nebraska

  • The Cornhuskers had 54 points in the first half, the fourth-time this season they have eclipsed the 50-point mark in a half.
  • The 54 first-half points is a Big Ten Tournament record. Penn State owns the record for points in a half with 55, set in 1998.
  • Nebraska's 88 points ranks tied for fifth on the Big Ten Tournament single-game scoring list. It is the most points scored in a first- round game since Ohio State put up 89 in 2002.
  • Nebraska now has 22 wins on the season, tying it for sixth on the program's all-time win list.
  • Sophomore Jordan Hooper became the 28th player and first sophomore in school history to hit the 1,000-point mark with 18 today. She now has 1,006 points for her career.
  • Hooper is the seventh player in Huskers history to record 500 points and 250 rebounds in a season. With her 18-point, six-rebound performance today, she now has 552 points and 267 rebounds on the season.
  • Junior Lindsey Moore moved into No. 21 on Nebraska's career scoring list with 14 points today. She now has 1,087 for her career. She has scored in double digits in 37 of the last 42 games.
  • Senior Kaitlyn Burke played her 130th career game today, moving into a tie for second on Nebraska's career list of games played.
  • Nebraska leads series with Northwestern 5-2, and is 1-1 this year.
  • Nebraska opened the game on a 41-10 run, capped by a three from Moore with 6:57 to play.
  • Nebraska shot 58.6 percent (17-29) in the first half, including 57.1 percent (8-14) from three-point range.
  • It is the fifth time this season Nebraska has won a game by 30 or more points.
  • Nebraska's bench outscored the Wildcats' reserves 39-10.

Northwestern

  • Northwestern is 4-18 in Big Ten Tournament games.
  • Head coach Joe McKeown is 1-4 in Big Ten Tournament action.
  • Junior Dannielle Diamant averaged 16.5 points per game against Nebraska this season, including 14 tonight. Diamant led Northwestern with 10 first-half points.
  • Northwestern allowed just one three-point field goal from Nebraska in the second half.
  • Junior forward Kendall Hackney finished with 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field. It was her 25th double-digit game this season and seventh straight. Hackney now has 1,134 points in her career.
  • Sophomore guard Meghan McKeown was a perfect 2-for-2 from three-point range, the second time this year she has shot 100 percent from beyond the arc.
  • Northwestern finished with seven blocks, the 14th time this season it has tallied five or more blocks in a game.

 

 

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