February 6th, 2010
NU Women's Basketball
(Nebraska vs. Texas A&M)
First Half Breakdown
Nebraska 40 Texas A&M 29
Texas A&M looked to stop the Huskers with the physical approach as evidence of their 14 first half fouls.
The Husker lead ballooned up to a 19-7 lead with 13:29 left, giving NU the largest lead of the half.
A&M would fight back with an eleven- to-three run closing the NU lead to four points at 22-18 with 9:10 to play.
That would be the closest the Aggies would get as Nebraska closed at the half with an eleven point halftime margin (40-29).
NU team fouls: 7
A&M team fouls: 14
NU team rebounds: 16
A&M team rebounds: 19
NU field goal %: 50
A&M field goal %: 39.4
NU 3pt %: 33.3 (3-9)
A&M 3pt%: 25 (2-8)
BRR's Player of the Half
Catheryn Redmon – She showed some nice scoring ability on a couple of pick and rolls. Redmon was 3 for 3 in field goals for six points and gathered three rebounds in eight minutes off the bench. Against a physical Aggie team, Redmon held her own and was a presence inside for NU.
Second Half Breakdown
Most of the half was a stalemate. After missing her last seven shots, Yvonne Turner finally hit a field goal, a three-pointer at the 8:00 minute giving the Huskers their biggest lead of the game at 61-47.
A&M closes the lead to 65-60 with 3:06 left to play. Kelsey Griffin and Dominique Kelley scored back to back buckets to push the lead back to nine (69-60). That broke A&M's back as the Huskers closed out the game.
BRR's Player of the Game
Kelsey Griffin – She showed why she is the best player in the Big 12 and a potential All-American. Griffin led the Huskers in points (21), rebounds (9) and steals (3). Down the stretch, Griffin played big in holding the Aggies at bay and enabling the Huskers to answer the A&M late second half run.
Nebraska 71 Texas A&M 60
Huskers are now 21-0, 8-0 in Big 12 Conference play. Texas A&M gave the Huskers a stiff test and never gave up but NU answered a late A&M run when the lead was only five at 65-60. A&M commited 22 personal fouls and really physically contested NU inside on both the offensive and defensive ends. One interesting stat-line: The Aggies only attempted 2 free throws, hitting one in the first half.
The Huskers next take on Kansas in Lawrence on February 10th.
NU leading scorer: Kelsey Griffin 21
A&M leading scorer: Danielle Adams 18
NU leading rebounder: Kelsey Griffin 10
A&M leading rebounder: Tyra White 8
NU team fouls: 12
A&M team fouls: 22
NU team rebounds: 40
A&M team rebounds: 37
NU field goal %: 43.1
A&M field goal %: 40.3
NU 3pt %: 22.7 (5-22)
A&M 3pt%: 35.7 (5-14)
NU FT %: 76.2 (16-21)
A&M FT %: 50 (1-2)