Huskers Beat Golden Bears 78-46

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Story Courtesy: Nebraska Athletics

Lincoln – Rachel Theriot scored a game-high 19 points and Emily Cady produced her second straight exhibition double-double to power the No. 16 Nebraska women’s basketball team to a 78-46 win over Concordia-St. Paul on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Theriot, an honorable-mention All-American last season, hit 7-of-16 shots from the floor while adding four rebounds and four assists to lead the Huskers.

Cady, a second-team All-Big Ten choice last season, added 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds for the Big Red. In two exhibition games, Cady averaged 15 points, 12 rebounds and three assists in just over 20 minutes per contest.

Sophomore center Allie Havers contributed 11 points and eight boards off the bench, as Nebraska dominated the glass against the NCAA Division II power Golden Bears. The Huskers outworked No. 10 CSP on the glass, 60-35 and won the turnover battle 20-12 on the day. Concordia-St. Paul advanced to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight last season.

Golden Bear All-American Anika Whiting, a 6-2 senior forward, was held to just six points on 2-of-9 shooting against the Husker defense. She also managed just three rebounds before fouling out. Last season, Whiting averaged nearly 18 points and eight boards per game.

Nebraska’s dominance in the possession game allowed the Huskers to overcome a subpar shooting performance. The Big Red hit just 37.8 percent (28-74) of their shots from the field, including just 1-of-13 threes on the day. NU also connected on just 21-of-33 free throws.

However, the Huskers held Concordia-St. Paul to just 16-of-55 shooting (.291), including just 4-of-17 threes (.235). The Golden Bears went 10-for-14 from the free throw line.

Mishayla Jones led the Golden Bears with 11 points and six rebounds, while Amanda Barton added 10 points, including a pair of threes.

In an entertaining first half, the Huskers ran to a 38-21 halftime lead thanks to 13 first-half points from Theriot. The junior point guard went 6-for-10 from the field and added three rebounds in 17 minutes.

Cady, Tear’a Laudermill and Natalie Romeo each added six first-half points as all eight Huskers who played in the first half found the scoring column.

As a team, Nebraska hit 16-of-36 shots from the field, but went 0-for-3 from three-point range. The Huskers were also just 6-of-12 at the free throw line. NU outrebounded CSP, 26-17, and won the first-half turnover battle, 12-7.

Ameshia Kearney, Jones and Barton each scored five first-half points to lead the Golden Bears, who hit just 9-of-30 shots from the floor, but did connect on 2-of-8 three-pointers. Kearney hit CSP’s lone free throw attempt of the half.

The Huskers open regular-season play against Pepperdine at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. That game time was announced for the first time during Sunday’s game. The game can be heard live on the Husker Sports Network, including 107.3 FM in Lincoln and 93.3 FM in Omaha. It will also be available for free on Huskers.com.

Tickets to Saturday’s game against the Waves are available now at Huskers.com.