Rachel Theriot scored a career-high 14 points and dished out six assists while Jordan Hooper and Emily Cady added double-doubles to lead Nebraska to a 67-38 win at Indiana Thursday night.
With the victory, Nebraska improved to 12-4 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten, while Indiana slipped to 10-6 and 1-2 in the conference.
Theriot hit 7-of-9 shots from the field, including 5-of-5 in the first half. Hooper added 11 points and 11 rebounds in just 23 minutes for her seventh double-double of the season and 24th of her career. Cady pitched in with 11 points and 10 boards for her second double-double of the year.
Tear'a Laudermill came off the bench to ignite a suffocating Husker defense. Laudermill repeatedly prevented the Hoosiers from initiating their offense during a 24-3 surge for the Huskers that spanned the halves. Laudermill also matched her career high with 14 points to go along with two steals.
Fellow sophomore Katie Simon added eight points off the bench for the Huskers, who built a 62-24 lead with more than seven minutes left.
Aulani Sinclair led Indiana with 15 points and nine rebounds while Simone Deloach added 14 points off the bench. Jasmine McGhee (7) and Andrea Newbauer (2) were the only other Hoosiers to score in the game.
Nebraska worked its way to a 9-1 lead out of the gate by holding the Hoosiers without a field goal for the game's first 8:25. The Huskers maintained a nine-point lead with 2:30 left in the half, before erupting on an 11-0 run to close the period. NU put the game away with a 17-3 surge to open the second half.