LINCOLN, Neb. -- Jordan Hooper had a career-best 36 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 25 Nebraska slip by No. 24 Florida State 78-77 on Saturday, handing the Seminoles their first loss.
Hooper was 6 of 11 from 3-point range in her double-double performance. Emily Cady had 15 points. Lindsey Moore had 14 points, 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 seconds left following a pair of free throws by Nebraska point guard Moore. However, FSU missed two free throws and a chance to go up.
Leonor Rodriguez scored 24 points, including 4 of 4 from 3-point range for Florida State. Deluzio came off the bench and scored 19 points, including 3 of 4 3-pointers. Chastity Clayton had 14. Natasha Howard had seven rebounds for the Seminoles (7-1).
Stephanie White, Lin Dunn and Carolyn Peck know what it takes to succeed in women's basketball. Their return to the college level should boost the SEC and is good for the game overall.