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Published: Sunday, 3/4/2012

Nebraska upsets OSU in tourney

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Ohio State's Samantha Prahalis drives around Nebraska's Rebecca Woodberry. Prahalis had 23 points for the Buckeyes. Ohio State's Samantha Prahalis drives around Nebraska's Rebecca Woodberry. Prahalis had 23 points for the Buckeyes.
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Jordan Hooper had 21 points and 10 rebounds Saturday as No. 24 Nebraska knocked off No. 14 Ohio State 77-62 in the semifinals of the Big Ten women's tournament.

Kaitlyn Burke scored 20 points and Emily Cady 10 for the sixth-seeded Cornhuskers (24-7), who advanced to Sunday's final against No. 21 Purdue. The Boilermakers upset No. 9 Penn State 68-66 in the other semifinal.

Lindsey Moore added seven assists for Nebraska.

Samantha Prahalis scored 23 points for the second-seeded Buckeyes (25-6), who were denied a chance to win their fourth straight tournament title. Raven Ferguson added 13 points and Tayler Hill 10.

Trailing 24-11, Nebraska unleashed a 16-0 run late in the first half. Burke scored seven points during the spurt, which put the Huskers ahead 27-24 with 2:50 left. They led 36-30 at the break and stayed in control in the second half.



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