College Park, Md. – Jaz Shelley, Isabelle Bourne, Allison Weidner and Alexis Markowski all provided huge performances, as Nebraska snapped No. 20 Maryland’s 15-game series domination in a 90-67 pounding of the Terrapins at the Xfinity Center on Sunday.
Nebraska improved to 6-3 on the season while opening Big Ten Conference play with a huge road win. Maryland slipped to 7-3 and 0-1 in the league.
Shelley went off for the Huskers with 22 points in an 11-minute span that covered the final minute of the first half through the end of the third quarter, turning an 11-point Nebraska deficit into a four-point lead, 60-56, heading to the final period.
Bourne added 18 points, six rebounds and four assists, providing solid contributions from start to finish, including eight big points with a pair of three-pointers in the fourth quarter. Bourne’s career-high fourth three of the game put Nebraska on top 80-67 with 3:48 left.
Weidner was huge in the second half after going scoreless while battling foul trouble in the first half. The 5-10 sophomore from Humphrey, Neb., scored all 13 of her points in the second half while adding eight of her career-high 15 rebounds after halftime. It was the first career double-double for Weidner, who also added five assists on the day.
Markowski added 14 points and six boards, including seven points in the first four-plus minutes of the fourth quarter to help Nebraska take a double-digit lead at 72-61 with 5:43 left.
Source: Regional Sports
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