Scores

Final

(24) Nebraska 77

(24-7, 10-6 Big Ten)

(14) Ohio State 62

(25-6, 11-5 Big Ten)

5:00 PM ET, March 3, 2012

1 2 T
#24NEB 36 4177
#14OSU 30 3262

Top Performers

Nebraska: J. Hooper 21 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Ohio State: S. Prahalis 23 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast

Jordan Hooper helps Nebraska knock off Ohio St. in Big Ten semis

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jordan Hooper had 21 points and 10 rebounds Saturday as No. 24 Nebraska knocked off Ohio State (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) by a 77-62 score in the semifinals of the Big Ten women's tournament.

Kaitlyn Burke scored 20 points and Emily Cady 10 for the sixth-seeded Cornhuskers (24-7), who advanced to Sunday's final against Purdue (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP). The Boilermakers upset Penn State (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 9 AP) 68-66 in the other semifinal.

Lindsey Moore added seven assists for Nebraska.

Samantha Prahalis scored 23 points for the second-seeded Buckeyes (25-6), who were denied a chance to win their fourth straight tournament title. Raven Ferguson added 13 points and Tayler Hill 10.

Trailing 24-11, Nebraska unleashed a 16-0 run late in the first half. Burke scored seven points during the spurt, which put the Huskers ahead 27-24 with 2:50 left. They led 36-30 at the break and stayed in control in the second half.

Nebraska is competing in its first Big Ten tournament.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NEB
OSU
Points 77 62
FG Made-Attempted 26-66 (.394) 25-61 (.410)
3P Made-Attempted 9-25 (.360) 2-16 (.125)
FT Made-Attempted 16-19 (.842) 10-14 (.714)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 19 13

Game Leaders

 
NEB
OSU
PointsJ. Hooper 21S. Prahalis 23
ReboundsJ. Hooper 10A. Stokes 8
AssistsL. Moore 7S. Prahalis 4
StealsE. Cady 6R. Ferguson 3
BlocksJ. Hooper 1A. Adams 4

2011-12 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 19, 2012 @OSU 82, NEB 68Recap | Box Score
Feb 26, 2012 @NEB 71, OSU 57Recap | Box Score
» Mar 3, 2012 NEB 77, @OSU 62Recap | Box Score