College Station, TX (Sports Network) - Jordan Hooper scored 21 points to lead
the sixth-seeded Nebraska Cornhuskers to a 74-63 upset of the third-seeded
Texas A&M Aggies in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Women's Tournament at
Lindsey Moore added a double-double of 20 points and 10 assists for Nebraska
(25-8), which will advance to the Sweet 16 to take on the winner of Tuesday's
Oklahoma State-Duke tilt. Hailie Sample posted a double-double of her own with
10 points and 11 rebounds in the win. The Cornhuskers have not played in the
Sweet 16 since 2010.
Adrienne Pratcher scored 17 points for Texas A&M (25-10), which also received
13 points from Kelsey Bone. Courtney Williams had 11 points in the season-
ending setback. The Aggies won the national title in 2011.
Nebraska took control by hitting 50 percent of its field goal attempts
including 5-of-12 from beyond the arc in the opening 20 minutes. The Aggies
went into halftime trailing, 43-32, after committing seven turnovers in the
The Cornhuskers cooled off to hit on just 38.1 percent of their field goal
tries in the second stanza, but they managed to tie to the Aggies in the
period by converting 12-of-13 at the free-throw line. Texas A&M was unable to
comeback despite tallying 13 points off turnovers after the intermission.
Nebraska used a 39-27 edge in the rebounding battle to power the upset.
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