Moore, Huskers drop Badgers

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Associated Press
Friday, January 13, 2012
— Nebraska coach Connie Yori says there isn’t a lot of familiarity between her team and the rest of the Big Ten as the Cornhuskers go through their first season in the conference.

But Wisconsin knows who Lindsey Moore is now.

Moore scored 28 points Thursday night as the No. 15 Cornhuskers defeated Wisconsin, 75-69.

“There’s no panic in her game,” said Wisconsin coach Bobbie Kelsey. “We can learn a lot from her game.”

That cool hand was key down the stretch as the Cornhuskers (15-1, 4-0) found themselves in a tight one with the Badgers (5-12, 1-4).

Wisconsin has not been a good shooting team this season, hitting just 38 percent of its shots from the field coming in. But the Badgers shot a season-high 54 percent against Illinois on Sunday in its first win since Dec. 5, and they shot 9 of 17 from behind the three-point arc on Thursday to keep them in the game going into the final minutes.

Tiera Stephen hit a layup to pull Wisconsin within 71-69 with a minute left, and the Badgers had a chance to tie it after Nebraska’s Brandi Jeffery missed a layup.

But Anya Covington turned the ball over as she tried a spin move in the post on Wisconsin’s next possession, and the Cornhuskers made four free throws over the final 17 seconds to ice the game.

Taylor Wurtz scored 20 points to lead Wisconsin.

Covington and Morgan Paige scored 14 each, while Jade Davis added 13 for UW.

Moore scored 13 of Nebraska’s final 17 points over the last eight minutes.

-- (14) UW-Green Bay 68, Wright State 50—At Fairborn, Ohio, Julie Wojta had 22 points and a career-high 17 rebounds as UW-Green Bay tied a school record with its 34th straight regular-season victory.

Green Bay (14-0, 4-0 Horizon League) broke the game open with an 18-2 run in the first half and forced the Raiders (11-6, 4-1) into 31 turnovers. The Phoenix, which have won 30 straight regular-season league games, has forced an average of 26.6 turnovers this season.

Wright State, which trailed 39-23 at halftime, pulled to 52-38 with 7:24 left. Green Bay countered with consecutive 3-pointers by Adrian Ritchie and Sarah Eichler to spark a 10-2 run.

Ritchie added 19 points for Green Bay and Eichler scored 11.

Point guard Kim Demmings scored 18 points to lead Wright State but committed nine turnovers. Molly Fox added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Raiders, who had won four straight.

Last updated: 2:20 pm Thursday, December 20, 2012

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