Hooper, Cady double-double, send Huskers to NCAA win

Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports

(AP) Jordan Hooper had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and fourth-seeded Nebraska defeated Fresno State 74-55 in the first round of the NCAA women’s tournament Saturday. Emily Cady added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Cornhuskers (26-6), the Big Ten tournament champions who have won 13 of 14 games.

[ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ]

Taylor Thompson was the only player in double figures with 14 points for the 13th-seeded Bulldogs (22-11). They closed within four points early in the second half, but never got any closer in falling to 0-7 in the NCAA tourney. The Mountain West tourney champions had their eight-game winning streak snapped.

The Huskers advanced to play either No. 5 seed North Carolina State or 12th-seeded BYU in Monday’s second round at Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus.

Read full AP recap.

Find out more about:

Show Comments (1 Comment)
1 Post Your Comment
Bob Jones on 3/22/2014 @ 10:39pm EDT Said:

Huskers playing as good as anybody right now, pretty good chance at getting Connecticut at home next weekend. Huskers roll Huskies on way to final four.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Have a question for BTN Customer Service? Please e-mail us here