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Huskers Rally for Road Win at Purdue


West Lafayette, Indiana Alexis Markowski The Big Ten women’s basketball dominated the fourth quarter with 19 points and 10 rebounds on the way to a double-double to lead Nebraska to a 71-64 come-from-behind victory over Purdue Wednesday at Mackie Arena.

Scoring 11 of a team-high 19 points and adding 6 rebounds in the fourth quarter alone, Markovski helped Nebraska improve to 12-7 overall and 4-4 in the fourth quarter. A 23-8 jump was spurred on by Big Red in the final period. meeting. Purdue fell 12-6 overall and 3-5 in the league.

Maddy KrulAlthough he didn’t start for the first time in 11 games because of illness, he came off the bench and scored 15 points, adding three rebounds and a pair of steals. Sam Hivey He was consistent from start to finish for Nebraska, adding 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals while playing a season-high 32 minutes.

Huskers also got big contributions from freshmen Karin Hakescored eight points and added three rebounds while making her first college start in place of Krul. Kendall Moriarty She added eight big points of her own, including a huge fourth-quarter three-pointer that put the Huskers in position to seal the game at once.

The Nebraska defense played a central role away as well, with the Boilermakers scoring one field goal in the final six minutes to turn a 60-55 deficit into a seven-point victory. Not only did Markovski’s back-to-back buckets tie the game after Moriarty’s three men closed the gap to his 60-58, but he had 4:32 left to put him at 62-60 to the Huskers in the second half. gave the first lead of Moments later, Krul connected with another huge 3-pointer to put his NU up to his 65-61 with 2:47 remaining.

Markovski then crossed the rim again to give Nebraska a 67–61 edge before Jeanne Terry ended Purdue’s field goal drought with a three-pointer with 38.6 seconds remaining. However, the Huskers made a play at once, jazz sherry He hit four consecutive free throws in the final 25 seconds to clinch the only point of the night.

Nebraska finished the game 24/60 (.400) from the floor, including 6-of-22 3 (.273) while connecting with 17-of-21 free throws (.810). bottom. Purdue won Nebraska by his 40% (20-50) from the field, but that night he hit 9-of-23 3 (.391) and connected on 15-of-18 free throws. . The Boilers won the rebounding battle he won 33-31, but Nebraska scored his board of 13 offensively, while Purdue had just 11. The Huskers also won the turnover battle he won 17-11.

Abby Ellis led Purdue with 20 points, including 17 in the first half, while Kaitlyn Harper contributed 15 points. Jayla Smith added 11 points off the bench. Terry has 8 points and 8 rebounds.

In an evenly played first half, Purdue outscored the Huskers 10-5 in the final four minutes of the second quarter to give them a 1-point lead to the locker room at 31-30. Ellis scored five straights, including one of three threes in the first half to inspire Purdue.

After falling behind 11-3 in the opening minutes, Nebraska led 19-16 at the end of the first quarter. Krul and Hake led his NU’s strong first quarter, and he scored 11 points in line with the period. Hake scored Nebraska’s first three points in a three-pointer after making her first career start in place of Krul. Added book free throws.

Krul added a basket late in the second quarter to join Markovski and share the Huskers first half scoring lead with eight points.

Nebraska shot 11-of-31 (.355) in the first half, making 3-of-9 3-pointers (.333) and knocking down 5-of-6 free throws (.833). ). The Huskers also won the first-half turnover battle, 9-6, but out-rebounded 19-17 in the half despite grabbing seven offensive rebounds to Purdue’s six.

Purdue shot 10 of 26 in the first half (.385). This includes 5 of 11 three-shots (.455). Purdue also went 6-for-6 at the free-throw line.

The Boilermakers created a separation in the third quarter, beating the Huskers 25-18, including 8-5 at the free throw line. Harper scored eight points five minutes into the quarter to help the Boilers take their biggest lead at 45-36 before NU took the lead back to 50-46. Isabelle Bourne 3 with 2:00 left.

The Huskers will return to Big Ten home action on Sunday against Maryland’s No. 11. Big Red and Terrapins tip-off is set for 1pm and tickets are on sale at Nebraska Public Media will provide B1G+ subscribers with statewide television broadcasts along with live video streams. Fans can also follow the action on the Huskers Radio Network on and the Huskers App.

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