Nebraska-Minnesota Postgame Notes




March 7, 2014

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TOURNAMENT NOTES

  • Today's attendance is 5,677 for session four and 11,580 for the day.
  • The eight teams today combined to score 614 points, making it the highest-scoring quarterfinal round in Big Ten Tournament history.

NEBRASKA

  • Nebraska has made the semifinal round each of its first three years in the Big Ten.
  • The Cornhuskers have won 10 of their last 11 games
  • Today's win gives Nebraska its third-straight 23-win season. It is the first time in program history NU has had three-straight seasons of 20 or more wins.
  • Sophomore G Rachel Theriot set a Big Ten Tournament record with 18 assists, breaking the previous record of 12 assists set in 2000 by Helen Darling of Penn State. She added 14 points for her third double-double this season and for her career.
  • Senior F Jordan Hooper led all players with 33 points and 12 rebounds, which moved her into the top-10 of the Big Ten career scoring list with 2,281 points. It was her fourth game of 30 or more points this season and 10th of her career.
  • Hooper finished 14-of-22 from the field. Her 14 field goals are tied for third on the Big Ten Tournament single-game list. She is the first player since 2011 to tally 14 or more field goals in a tournament game and just the fourth all time (Barb Franke-Wisconsin; Jantel Lavender-Ohio State; Liz Shimek-Michigan State).
  • Tonight marked Hooper's 127th-consecutive start, which is tied for second on Nebraska's all-time list.
  • Junior F Emily Cady finished with 15 points, becoming the 29th player in Nebraska history to top 1,000 career points. She currently sits at 1,012 career points.
  • Nebraska hit the 80-point mark in both meetings with Minnesota this year (88-85 OT in conference play).
  • Nebraska's starters accounted for 76 of their 80 points.
  • The Cornhuskers' 25 assists rank second on the Big Ten Tournament single-game list and mark the third time this year they have recorded 25 or more assists in a game.
  • It was a two-point Cornhusker lead at 61-59 with 6:54 to play before a 15-3 Nebraska run cemented the victory.

MINNESOTA

  • Freshman C Amanda Zahui B. had two blocked shots tonight, giving her eight for the tournament, which is tied for ninth on the single-tournament list.
  • Freshman G Stabresa McDaniel led all Gophers with 14 points off the bench, matching her career best. She also matched her career mark with seven rebounds. Her seven field goals made, 19 attempts and two steals are also new career marks.
  • Junior G Rachel Banham (12), sophomore G/F Kayla Hirt (10) and Zahui B. (11) also finished in double figures, the second straight game four Gophers finished in double digits.
  • Zahui B. shot 83 percent (5-of-6) from the field tonight, the second straight game she shot 50 percent or better from the field and the third time in the last four outings.
  • Minnesota did not attempt a free throw in the first half and finished just 3-of-4 from the line. The two teams combined for just 13 trips to the charity stripe.
  • The four free throw attempts and three made are both season lows.

 

 

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