Scores

Final

Nebraska 79

(13-2, 1-0 Big 12)

Texas 75

(10-4, 0-1 Big 12)

8:00 PM ET, January 3, 2007

1 2 T
NEB 30 4979
TEX 34 4175

Nebraska 79, Texas 75

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Kiera Hardy scored 22 of her 27 points in the second half to lead Nebraska to a 79-75 win over Texas Wednesday night in the conference opener for both teams.

The Cornhuskers (13-2, 1-0 Big 12) couldn't contain Tiffany Jackson, who finished with 28 points and 11 rebounds. But they defended the rest of the Longhorns well enough down the stretch to overcome a double-digit Texas lead.

Kelsey Griffin scored 10 of her 21 points during the first half where both teams shot 42 percent. Each team had as much as a five-point lead in the half, which ended with Texas up 34-30.

A 3-pointer from Chelsea Aubry with 5:35 left gave the Cornhuskers a 63-62 lead -- their first since they were up 15-14 with 12 minutes to play in the first -- and they never gave it up.

Hardy hit a 3-pointer with 1:15 left to give Nebraska a 74-70 lead. Texas (10-4, 0-1) cut it to one point several times. But late free throws from the Cornhuskers kept them on top.

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