Colorado 59

(9-21, 3-13 Big 12)

Nebraska 67

(17-11, 8-8 Big 12)

    9:30 PM ET, March 7, 2006

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    COLO 28 3159
    NEB 31 3667

    Nebraska 67, Colorado 59

    DALLAS (AP) -- Chelsea Aubry and Kiera Hardy hit consecutive 3-pointers to put Nebraska ahead to stay and the Cornhuskers beat Colorado 67-59 Tuesday night in the first round of the Big 12 tournament.

    Colorado (9-21), the 11th-seeded team, scored nine straight points to take a 54-53 lead on Caley Dow's layup with 4:48 left. But Aubry and Hardy hit their 3-pointers and the Buffaloes made just two more field goals the rest of the game.

    Hardy had 13 points for Nebraska (17-11), which plays No. 22 Texas A&M (22-7) in the quarterfinals Wednesday. LaToya Howell had nine points, seven assists and six rebounds.

    Jasmina Ilic led the Buffaloes with 24 points, including a 3-pointer with a minute left that got them within 62-57. Colorado (9-21) didn't get any closer and lost to Nebraska for the third time this season.

    Kelsey Griffin's 3-pointer capped a 15-7 Nebraska run that started the second half to expand a three-point halftime lead to 46-35.

    The Cornhuskers had trailed most of the first half until scoring the last five points. Jessica Gerhart's 15-footer with 3 seconds left made it 31-28. Gerhart finished with 10 points.

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