Griffin finished with 19 points, but just shot just 1-10
from the field, which marks the worst shooting night of her career. 17 of Griffin’s 19 points came from the free
throw line, where she shot 17-18.
Griffin’s 17 free throws set a school record for most free throws in a
Nebraska held a narrow five point lead late in the first
half, but an 8-0 run to end the half gave the Huskers a double digit lead going
into halftime, and they would hold the double digit lead the rest of the game.
Missouri refused to back down in the second half. Nebraska led by as much as 19 early in the
second half, but the Tigers kept clawing their way back. Nebraska outscored the Tigers by just three
points in the second half, but it was enough to earn the Huskers their 27th
“I’ve never been tougher on a team than this team right
here,” Yori announced to the crowd during the trophy ceremony. “But they can handle it because they’re
Nebraska was once again led by their “Big Four”
scorers. Kelsey Griffin finished with 19
points, Dominique Kelley had 11 points, Yvonne Turner had 15 points, and Cory Montgomery finished with 8 points. However, the Huskers also had a strong
contribution from the bench, as the team finished with 12 points off the bench.
The most impressive stat of the game was the
attendance. The game was seen by 13,595,
which is the first ever sellout for a Nebraska women’s basketball game. The sellout crowd stayed in their seats after
the game to witness the Big 12 Championship trophy presentation. Confetti and balloons fell from the rafters
as the sellout crowd celebrated the team’s success. After the game, Connie Yori saluted the
Husker faithful in the postgame ceremony.
“They would give us standing ovations when we would
lose,” Yori said to the crowd during the trophy presentation. “Who does that, but Husker fans?”
Each member of the Huskers took part in the time-honored
tradition in cutting down the net.
Surrounded by confetti, balloons, and a sellout crowd, the Huskers
celebrated their success.
“It’s a great
feeling,” said Yvonne Turner. Just to
accomplish high goals like we have all season is just really fun.”
The postgame ceremony was a great moment for Nebraska
women’s basketball, but despite the confetti and balloons, it’s back to
business for the Huskers.
“We obviously have more things to accomplish, and we’re
going to get back to those on Monday,” said Dominique Kelley
The Huskers return to play on Wednesday night, when they
take on the Kansas Jayhawks. The six
Husker seniors will be honored prior to the start of the game. The game against Kansas is one of two games
left in the regular season for Nebraska.
Time is running out for Nebraska’s season, so the Huskers want to
continue the winning ways.
“We’re just loving
playing with each other,” said senior Kelsey Griffin. “We know we have limited time playing
together, so we just want to maximize our time together.
Check out this post game audio with Kelsey Griffin, Yvonne Turner and Dominique Kelly
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