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Nebraska head coach Connie Yori (left) along with Jordan Pro Strong players (from left) Jordan Hooper, Rachel Theriot, Emily Cady and Hailie Sample celebrate with the trophy after winning the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 9, 2014. Nebraska won 72 65 in the NCAA college basketball aOlernKienOP air jordan 11 low gs concord white black concord The Diabetic Foot game. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) When Rachel Theriot saw her teammates struggling Sunday, the sophomore point guard went into championship mode.
Theriot opened the second half by scoring the Cornhuskers’ first nine points and sealed it by accounting for six more in a decisive 8 3 run that helped the Cornhuskers outlast No. 23 Iowa 72 65 for the Big Ten tournament title Nebraska’s first conference tourney championship.
“She’s just got a great feel for when to make plays, and that’s a great attribute for someone that young,” coach Connie Yori said. “She knew we air jordan 6 rings black dark army were struggling (offensively) and she needed to take shots.”
It was a remarkable three day stretch for Theriot.
She finished with 14 points, 18 assists and five rebounds in Friday’s quarterfinal win over Minnesota. She came back with 18 points and eight assists in Saturday’s semifinal victory over Michigan State. Then Sunday, Theriot scored 19 of her 24 points in the second half and pushed her three day assist total to a tourney record 30.
The only thing she didn’t have a major hand in was Nebraska’s 58 27 rebounding advantage. The Cornhuskers had three players with at least 10 rebounds, led by Hailie Sample’s career high 15, and finished with an astounding 58 27 air jordan 4 oreo black black cool grey advantage, including aOlernKienOP air jordan 6 retro championship cigar Most Wanted Teenage Thief for 2009 a 26 6 edge on the offensive end.
But Theriot was the obvious choice as the tourney’s most outstanding player.
“She kept her calm. She kept her cool,” Big Ten player of aOlernKienOP air jordan 6 golden moments A chatty phase the year Jordan Hooper said after finishing with 18 points and 10 rebounds. “She did a great job passing air jordan 4 iv air force one fusion ajf 4 varsity royal cement grey the ball and a great job taking shots when she had them.”
Without Theriot, the Huskers (25 6) probably would not have been standing in the confetti that streamed down from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse rafters and then was sprayed air jordan 7 premio bin 23 for sale onto the victory stand by a blower. Nebraska now heads into NCAA tournament play with 12 wins in 13 games.
Iowa (26 8) also should be NCAA bound even though it fell short of becoming the first Big Ten women’s team to win four times in four days in the tournament.
Ally Disterhoft scored 20 points and Samantha Logic had 14 on a day the Hawkeyes made eight 3 pointers but saw their six game winning streak end.
The reasons for this loss, Iowa’s aOlernKienOP air jordan 13 hologram Asics Running Shoes For Youth eighth straight to Nebraska, were obvious: rebounding and the Cornhuskers’ huge free throw disparity. Nebraska was 30 of 36. Iowa was 11 of 14.
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Bluder was partly to blame, too. She drew a technical foul after stomping her foot before Tear’a Laudermill could attempt her second free throw with 4:43 to go and the Hawkeyes down 58 56. Theriot then stepped to the line, made both foul shots, and aOlernKienOP Nike LeBron 12 Nina Turner forms group to explore congressional run against Laudermill made the next one to extend the lead to 61 56.
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“I was a little hot, obviously,” Theriot said. aOlernKienOP air jordan force 5 black cactus United plan shirt tribute in honour of Muni “My teammates got me the ball and when I was open, I took shots. When I wasn’t, I passed it.”.