Huskers Beat Indiana, Yori Collapses

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Jordan Hooper scored 31 points to fuel a late charge for No. 21 Nebraska after head coach Connie Yori collapsed and the Huskers rolled to a 76-61 win over Indiana Sunday afternoon at Pinnacle Bank Arena for their sixth straight win.

Hooper, who hit six three-pointers to set the Nebraska career record (270), tied the game midway through the second half when the 50-year-old Yori fainted due to reported flu-like symptoms with about 12 minutes left in the game. She was tended to on the court, walked off under her own power and went to the training room.

Assistant coach Sunny Smallwood took over head coaching duties in Yori's absence.

Nebraska (19-5, 9-3 Big Ten) closed the game with a 30-11 run, putting a clamp on the long-range shooting of the Hoosiers (17-8, 4-8). Indiana had 10 three-pointers, but none after taking a 50-46 lead at the 13:57 mark.

Rachel Theriot had 23 points and eight assists for Nebraska and Emily Cady had 12 points and 13 rebounds. Alexis Gassion scored 19 points for Indiana.

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