Huskers lose to Michigan in Big Ten matchup

Story by Paige Dimakos, NewsNetNebraska

After moving into a tie for the lead in the Big Ten, the Nebraska women’s basketball team came out flat Thursday night against the University of Michigan Wolverines, losing 63-52 despite a comeback late in the second half.

It was a rough shooting night for the Huskers as they shot 13 percent from the field in the first half of the game at the Devaney Sports Center. After trailing 20 to start in the second half, Husker guard Lindsey Moore scored 18 points to give a spark to the offense.

“Lindsey got the team going and her intensity allowed for the rest of the teams intensity to go up,” said sophomore Jordan Hooper, who added 14 points for the Huskers.

Despite Moore’s efforts late in the game, the 20-point deficit was too much for the women to overcome. Although it was a tough loss, Nebraska coach Connie Yori said she wasn’t upset with the team and was proud of the way they kept at it.

“Two things that I think were really positive: One, we didn’t quit. Down 27, we kept fighting, and we fought hard,” Yori said. “The second thing was our fans; they’re phenomenal. This was a great crowd. They didn’t leave and they kept cheering for us to play defense, and you couldn’t ask for more.”