Nebraska-Iowa Postgame Notes

March 9, 2014

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  • Attendance for today's session is 5,743. Total attendance for the tournament is 35,407.
  • Since the Big Ten Tournament was reinstated in 1995, 17 of the 20 championship games have been decided by 10 points or less.
  • This is the fifth time the No. 3 seed has won the Big Ten Tournament and the second straight year (Purdue).


  • Nebraska leads the all-times series with Iowa 12-7, but is 8-0 since joining the Big Ten.
  • Senior forward Jordan Hooper had 18 points and 10 rebounds, her 39th career double-double and just one shy of the Nebraska career record.
  • Twelve of Hooper's 18 points came at the charity stripe. Her 12 free throws made ties a career best (12-of-14).
  • In nine career Big Ten Tournament games, Hooper finishes with 184 points, which is tied for fourth on the all-time tournament list.
  • Sophomore guard Rachel Theriot had four assists today and finished with 30 in three game, a new Big Ten Tournament record. Theriot was named Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
  • Hooper and Theriot represented the Cornhuskers on the All-Tournament team.
  • Junior forward Hailie Sample tallied 11 points and 15 rebounds, a new career best for rebounds and her second career double-double.
  • Nebraska finished with a 49-26 rebounding advantage, including 26 offensive boards.
  • The Cornhuskers were 30-of-34 from the free throw line, with the 30 makes second on the Big Ten Tournament single-game list.
  • This is the Cornhuskers' second straight 25-win season, and is tied with last year's team for second-most wins in school history (32; 2009-10).
  • Trailing 4-2 to start the game, Nebraska rattled off a 21-5 run as the Hawkeyes went scoreless for more than seven minutes. Hooper scored 10 of her 18 points during that run.
  • In all three tournament games, Nebraska has gone on runs of 14 or more points (21-4 run vs. Michigan State; 19-5 run vs. Minnesota).
  • Nebraska's five starters contributed all 72 points.


  • Freshman Ally Disterhoft paced the way for the Hawkeyes with 20 points, shooting 50 percent (6-of-12) from the field and 80 percent (8-of-10) from the free-throw line.
  • Disterhoft, junior center Bethany Doolittle and junior guard Samantha Logic represented the Hawkeyes on the All-Tournament team.
  • Logic (14) and junior guard Melissa Dixon (11) also scored in double figures, making it 33 straight games that three or more Hawkeyes have scored in double figures.
  • Doolittle tied her career best with four steals in the game as Iowa finished with 10 takeaways.
  • Iowa out-shot the Cornhuskers from the field (23-61 to 20-64) and also had the advantage from behind the three-point arc (8-25 to 2-17).
  • The Hawkeyes were dominant in transition with 20 fast break points in the game for a 20-2 advantage.