The game featured two teams ranked in the top-ten, which marked the first of such occasions at the Devaney Center (men's and women's basketball). All of the hoopla surrounding what could've potentially have been a close game turned into excitement as Nebraska routed the Cowgirls in front of over 10,000 fans.
Nebraska was led by its five starters, Kelsey Griffin with 19 points, Yvonne Turner with 17, Dominique Kelley with 13, Lindsey Moore with 11, and Cory Montgomery with 10. So what did Nebraska Head Coach Connie Yori say of her team's effort? Apparently nothing.
"I told the team in the locker room that they continue to leave me without words," Connie Yori said. "They left me speechless with how well they played in the first 30 minutes of that basketball game. We can't play much better than that, but we're going to keep trying."
It's been easy to focus on Kelsey Griffin this season. She has become the undoubted superstar, and is a finalist for the Lowe's Senior Class Award. But the Huskers recent success has come courtesy of Senior Yvonne Turner. After the game, Oklahoma State Head Coach Kurt Budke even admitted that Turner looked like a WNBA caliber player. Turner's 17 points on offense, and great defensive effort which shut down Andrea Riley was key to the Husker win.
"Yvonne really keyed our defense with how she played Riley on the ball tonight," Yori said. "She set the tone and she got some help from Dominique Kelley and Tiny Neals. Our defense was excellent early in the game."
Life for the Huskers doesn't get any easier after the win. After a few days of preparation, Nebraska takes on the #12 Texas A&M Aggies. Tipoff is set for noon at the Devaney Center, as the Huskers look to remain undefeated.