The 16th-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers drained seven 3-pointers (7 for 10) and shot 61.8% (21 of 34) from the field, building a 53-31 lead at the half and going on to beat the Wisconsin Badgers 89-72 in Big Ten women’s action Thursday night.
Wisconsin started the second half with an 8-0 run and outscored Nebraska in the second half, but the damage in the first half was too big to overcome.
The Huskers were led by Tear’a Laudermill’s 24 points, 18 of which she scored in the first half.
Four Badgers tallied double-figure scoring totals, led by Nicole Bauman and Dakota Whyte with 15 points each.
The Badgers are back in action Sunday when they travel to Michigan State in East Lansing.
Green Bay Phoenix perfect in HL
Green Bay (14-3, 4-0 HL) found a way to fend off nine made three-pointers by the Vikings (10-7, 2-2 HL) and a 20-point effort by Imani Gordon. Mehryn Kraker led four Phoenix players in double figures with 14 points. Mariah Monke chipped in a career high 13 points.
The Phoenix outscored CSU 40-20 in the paint.
Next up for Green Bay, a road game at Detroit on Saturday (1 p.m.). It’s the second of four straight road games for the Phoenix.