NU Holds On For 78-77 Win Over Previously Unbeaten Seminoles

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

Jordan Hooper had a career-best 36 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 25 Nebraska slip by No. 24 Florida State 78-77 Saturday afternoon in Lincoln, handing the Seminoles their first loss.

Hooper was 6-of-11 from three-point range in her double-double performance. Emily Cady had 15 points, Lindsey Moore had 14 points and eight assists.

Nebraska (7-3) led 40-36 at halftime in a game with 17 lead changes.

Florida State trailed 78-77 and had the ball with :22 left following a pair of free throws by Moore. However, Natasha Howard missed two free throws with :0.4 on the clock.

Leonor Rodriguez scored 24 points, including 4-of-4 from three-point range for Florida State. Alexis Deluzio came off the bench and scored 19 points, including 3-of-4 three-pointers. Chastity Clayton had 14. Natasha Howard had seven rebounds for the Seminoles (7-1).

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