Hooper Leads No. 19 Nebraska Women Over Iowa 60-53

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January 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska had another bad shooting night — and another good outcome. Jordan Hooper recorded her Big Ten-leading ninth double-double with 22 points and 15 rebounds, and the No. 19 Cornhuskers held off Iowa’s late comeback attempt for a 60-53 victory Thursday night. The Huskers posted season lows with their 32.1-percent shooting overall and 20-percent efficiency from 3-point range. But Iowa was even worse — 31 percent overall, 29 percent on 3s — and the Huskers had Hooper playing at her best. The Huskers have managed to win seven times this season when shooting under 40 percent. Lindsey Moore added 15 points for the Huskers (17-3, 6-2), who remain two games behind first-place Purdue in the conference race and one game back of Ohio State.Jaime Printy had 17 points, Kamille Wahlin 11 and Samantha Logic 10 for the Hawkeyes (11-10, 3-5). The Hawkeyes shot just 21 percent and committed 13 of their 20 turnovers in the first half. The Huskers struggled against Iowa’s zone defense in the second half, missing 10 shots in a row and turning the ball over five times during their 11-minute field-goal drought.