"Every team is giving us their best game," said senior forward Kelsey Griffin. "Colorado definitely did today. They made 15 threes. They played outstanding.
Nebraska was once again led by their "Big Four." Griffin finished with 25 points, Cory Montgomery had 17 points, Yvonne Turner had 14 points, and Dominique Kelley had 13 points. This marks the second time that Nebraska has finished with four scorers in double-figures. The last time they did it; January 30th against Colorado. After the win, Kelsey Griffin acknowledged another all-around team effort.
"Everyone made big plays," said Griffin. "Lindsey (Moore) made huge plays, Cory (Montgomery) made some huge outside shots, Vonne (Yvonne Turner) made a big three, it's like the same thing I tell you guys every week. I'm so lucky to play with such good players that can make play like that."
Colorado (12-13, 2-10) refused to back down. The Buffaloes were led by junior forward Brittany Spears. Spears finished with 26 points, six three-pointers, and shot 10-17 from the field.
Nebraska took momentum of the game early in the second half. A layup by Colorado forward Brittany Spears cut the Husker lead to six. Then, Kelsey Griffin took over. The Alaska native delivered with 10 of the Huskers next 13 points, which helped extend the lead for Nebraska.
Colorado would cut the lead back down to five a few minutes later, led by the hot shooting of Brittany Spears. With just under ten minutes to go, Nebraska held a 68-63 lead. After that point, the Huskers closed out the game with a 21-10, led by 14 points from the "Big Four."
The win for Nebraska locks up at least second place in the tough Big 12 conference. The Huskers can clinch the Big 12 title on Wednesday night, but that will be no easy task. Nebraska faces their toughest challenge of the season, when they travel to Norman to take on the #11 Oklahoma Sooners. That game can be seen MyTV, and tipoff from the Lloyd Noble Arena is set for 7:00.