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
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.