March 8, 2014
SESSION 5 NOTE
- Attendance for today's session is 6,890.
- This is the first time in Big Ten Tournament history the championship game will feature a No. 3 vs. No. 5 seed matchup.
- Freshman guard Branndais Agee led the Spartans with 18 points, a career best. Her eight field goals made and 15 attempts are also new career marks.
- Junior forward Becca Mills tallied with 15 points, her 18th double-digit game this season and 44th of her career.
- Freshman guard Aerial Powers contributed 10 points for her 22nd double-figure scoring game of the year and sixth in her last seven outings.
- The Spartans won the rebounding battle, 37-33. It is the 21st time they have out-rebounded an opponent and are 15-6 in those games.
- Michigan State took advantage of the offensive glass with 21 second-chance points.
- The Spartans posted an 83.3 percent effort from the free throw line (10-of-12), just the third time this season it has shot more than 82 percent from the charity stripe.
- The Spartans were 4-of-15 from behind the three-point arc, with their first three not coming until 7:41 left in the game.
- Michigan State's only 20+-point losses this season have come against Nebraska (76-56 on Feb. 8).
- Nebraska will make its second Big Ten Tournament title game appearance (2012).
- The Cornhuskers take a 3-2 lead in the all-time series with the Spartans.
- Junior guard Tear'a Laudermill led Nebraska with 20 points. It is her fourth 20+-point game this season and second in her last five outings.
- Freshman forward Allie Havers totaled a career-high 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field. It is also new career marks for field goals and attempts.
- Havers also blocked three shots to set a new career mark.
- The Cornhuskers topped the 85-point mark for the eighth time this season and third time against Big Ten competition.
- Sophomore guard Rachel Theriot had eight assists, giving her 26 in two tournament games.
- Senior forward Jordan Hooper 15 points, giving her 166 career Big Ten Tournament points, which ranks eighth. Her two rebounds were a season low.
- It was the ninth time this year the Cornhuskers led by 20 or more at the half, including second time this season vs. Michigan State (40-20 on Feb. 8 in Lincoln).
- Nebraska shot 63.3 percent (19-30) in the first half and finished shooting at a 52.4 percent clip (33-63).
- Tonight marked the seventh time this season Nebraska did not have a double-digit rebounder. Junior forward Emily Cady led the team with nine rebounds.