Jordan Hooper led three Huskers in double figures as NU cruised to an 84-39 victory over Grambling State at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Saturday night.
With its fourth straight win, Nebraska closed non-conference action with a 10-3 record. Grambling State slipped to 1-10 on the season. The victory also gave coach Connie Yori her 200th career win at Nebraska.
Hooper scored a game-high 18 points in just 23 minutes, adding five rebounds and a steal. Emily Cady added a season-high 17 points while pitching in seven rebounds. Rachel Theriot contributed a career-high 12 points. She also dished out three assists.
Nebraska opened the game with a 12-0 run that included eight points in the first 2:30 from Hooper, the reigning Big Ten Player of the Week. Hooper finished the half with 11 points while Theriot added 10, including back-to-back three-pointers during a 15-0 run late in the half that ballooned NU's lead from 23-12 to 38-12 with 4:54 left. Cady also played a big role in NU's 15-0 surge, scoring seven points on her way to nine in the half.
Nebraska pushed its 48-18 halftime lead to 41 points at 63-22 by opening the second half with a 15-4 surge that included seven more points from Hooper.
Ciera Ceazer and Tyler Anderson each managed 10 points to lead Grambling State while Bianca McCowan pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds.