Nebraska outlasts Purdue in 3OT
Moore scores eight points in third overtime to lift Cornhuskers
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Lindsey Moore scored eight of her 26 points in the third overtime session, including two 3-pointers, and No. 16 Nebraska beat 15th-ranked Purdue 93-89 in triple overtime on Thursday night to move into a first-place tie in the Big Ten.
Moore hit a 3-pointer to open the third overtime session to give the Cornhuskers an 83-80 lead and later hit a 3-pointer to make it 88-84 with 48 seconds left. She then hit two free throws after KK Houser missed a 3-pointer. The Cornhuskers (19-3, 8-2 Big Ten) made five of six free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 4 Stanford 62, Arizona State 49|
|No. 5 Duke 75, Wake Forest 43|
|No. 6 Kentucky 82, Ole Miss 41|
|South Carolina 64, No. 8 Tennessee 60|
|No. 9 Maryland 86, Boston College 44|
|No. 12 Delaware 62, UNC-Wilmington 53|
|No. 16 Nebraska 93, No. 15 Purdue 89|
|No. 19 Penn State 76, Indiana 44|
|No. 20 Gonzaga 77, Portland 56|
|No. 21 Georgia 70, Mississippi State 60|
|No. 24 Georgia Tech 75, NC State 68 (OT)|
Jordan Hooper had 27 points and seven rebounds to lead the Cornhuskers and Alex Guyton had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Boilermakers (18-5, 8-2), who have dropped two consecutive games.
Both teams hit 3-pointers to force extra sessions.
Trailing by three in the first overtime, Hooper hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 70.
The Boilermakers scored five consecutive points to start the second overtime period and held the Cornhuskers scoreless for nearly the first four minutes. The Cornhuskers never led, but Emily Cady hit a 3 at the buzzer to tie the game at 80 and force a third overtime.
It was the first triple overtime game in Purdue’s history.
The Cornhuskers built a 12-point lead in the first half and the Boilermakers got back within a point late in the second half when Houser hit a 3-pointer to cut the Cornhusker lead to 53-52.
The Boilermakers took the lead at the 3:14 mark in the second half on a shot by Guyton to make it 54-53.
Cady, who scored 11 points, was fouled on a shot and converted the three-point play and the Cornhuskers took a 56-54 advantage.
Houser scored another 3-pointer to make it 57-56, and then Moore went to the line and hit both free throws to take a 58-57 Nebraska lead. Howard scored under the basket to give Purdue the lead and Cady was fouled on a long jumper with 4.2 seconds left in regulation. She went to the line and made the first free throw before missing the second sending the game to overtime.