Scores

Final

(23) Nebraska 71

(12-1, 1-0 Big Ten)

(16) Penn State 63

(10-3, 0-1 Big Ten)

    7:00 PM ET, December 30, 2011

    Bryce Jordan Center, State College, Pennsylvania

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    #23NEB 38 3371
    #16PSU 38 2563

    Top Performers

    Nebraska: J. Hooper 31 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Penn State: A. Bentley 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 8 Stl, 1 Blk

    Nebraska beats Penn State in Big Ten debut behind Jordan Hooper

    Associated Press

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Jordan Hooper scored 31 points, including a clinching 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, and Nebraska (No. 23 AP) won its Big Ten debut with a 71-63 victory over Penn State (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) on Friday night.

    Hooper also had 12 rebounds and Lindsey Moore added 16 points for the Cornhuskers (12-1, 1-0), who trailed by nine points in the second half but rallied by holding the Nittany Lions to just one field goal over a 8:18 span. Nebraska used a 13-2 run to take a 60-58 lead with 4:39 left.

    The game was tied twice more in the late stages and Penn State still trailed by just one point after a made foul shot by Alex Bentley with 1:58 left. The Cornhuskers sealed the victory by scoring the final seven points of the game.

    Bentley led the Nittany Lions (10-3, 0-1) with 22 points and eight steals. Maggie Lucas added 18 points and Nikki Greene had 15 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NEB
    PSU
    Points 71 63
    FG Made-Attempted 25-58 (.431) 25-85 (.294)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-22 (.273) 2-14 (.143)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-21 (.714) 11-17 (.647)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 12

    Game Leaders

     
    NEB
    PSU
    PointsJ. Hooper 31A. Bentley 22
    ReboundsJ. Hooper 12N. Greene 15
    AssistsK. Burke 6A. Bentley 3
    StealsB. Jeffery 3A. Bentley 8
    BlocksE. Cady 2N. Greene 2

    2011-12 Season

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    » Dec 30, 2011 NEB 71, @PSU 63Recap | Box Score
    Jan 15, 2012 PSU 93, @NEB 73Recap | Box Score