Nebraska slips past No. 16 Penn State
Hooper earns monster double-double for Cornhuskers
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 3 Notre Dame 128, Mercer 42|
|No. 8 Duke 65, Temple 54|
|No. 11 Rutgers 75, George Washington 45|
|No. 15 Georgetown 77, Dartmouth 38|
|No. 20 Purdue 57, Minnesota 53|
|No. 24 North Carolina 79, N.C. Central 42|
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Jordan Hooper scored 31 points, including a clinching 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, and No. 23 Nebraska won its Big Ten debut with a 71-63 victory against No. 16 Penn State on Friday.
Hooper also had 12 rebounds and Lindsey Moore added 16 points for the Cornhuskers (12-1, 1-0), who trailed by nine points in the second half, rallied by holding the Nittany Lions to just one field goal over a 8:18 span. Nebraska used a 13-2 run to take a 60-58 lead with 4:39 left.
The game was tied twice more in the late stages and Penn State still trailed by just one point after a made foul shot by Alex Bentley with 1:58 left. The Cornhuskers sealed the victory by scoring the final seven points of the game.
Bentley led the Nittany Lions (10-3, 0-1) with 22 points and eight steals. Maggie Lucas added 18 points and Nikki Greene had 15 rebounds.