TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Nov. 25) - The University of Nebraska Cornhuskers escaped a second half rally by the Florida A&M Lady Rattlers Basketball to hold on for a 72-64 win, here todayat the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Yeaching Gymnasium.
FAMU (1-3), had quartet of Lady Rattlers to score in double-figures as Antonia Bennett scored a team high 18 points, followed by Qiana Donald with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds. Tameka McKelton added 13 points, while Kimberly Sparkman dropped in 10 points from the bench.
Nebraska (5-0) was paced by Jordan Hooper as she was the only Husker to score in double-digits with a game high 21 points. Both Emily Cady and Hooper finished eight rebounds each, while Lindsey Moore dished out a game-high eight assists.
Adriana Maurer gave the Huskers a 17-4 lead with a three-pointer with 14:11 left in the first. Nebraska extended their lead to as much as 19 points on a Hooper made field goal with 1:09 left in the half, making the score 36-17 in favor or the Huskers.
The Huskers would go into the break with a 37-22 lead over the Lady Rattlers.
FAMU would open the second half with a 12-6 run cutting the Nebraska lead to 53-42 with 12:22 to go in the game on a Bennett three-pointer.
The Lady Rattlers would then cut the Huskers lead to 63-57 on a Bennett field goal with 4:30 left in the game.
Nebraska would out score FAMU 9-6 for the 72-64 final.
The Lady Rattlers finished the game shooting 37.9 percent (25-of-66), while the Huskers shot 41.2 percent (28-of-68). FAMU held the rebounding edge over Nebraska as they outrebounded the Huskers, 49-42.
FAMU will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 26 as they will host Louisville in a 4 p.m. tip at the Al Lawson Center.