Women's College Basketball

 
                       === Cougars topple Cornhuskers ===
 
 Los  Angeles, CA  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Morgan  Bailey scored  18 points  and
 Jennifer  Hamson had  a double-double  for  the 12th-seeded  BYU Cougars,  who
 knocked  off the  fourth-seeded Nebraska Cornhuskers 80-76 in the second round
 of the NCAA Tournament at Pauley Pavilion.
 
 Hamson  finished  with 15 points, 14  rebounds and four blocks for BYU (28-6),
 which  will face  the winner of Tuesday's second round battle between top-seed
 Connecticut  and ninth-seed  Saint Joseph's in the Sweet 16. Lexi Eaton had 15
 points for the Cougars and Xojian Harry tallied 11.
 
 Tear'a  Laudermill  poured in 22 points  and Jordan Hooper added 20 points for
 Nebraska  (26-7).  Emily Cady (13  points, 10  rebounds) and Hailie Sample (10
 points, 10 rebounds) each had double-doubles and Rachel Theriot nearly had one
 herself, producing 11 points and nine assists,
 
 BYU came out firing, as it took a 41-30 lead into halftime after shooting 53.6
 percent from the floor, including a 5-of-13 showing from 3-point range, in the
 first  half. Nebraska  failed to keep up, shooting 33.3 percent overall in the
 frame.
 
 The  Cougars  kept up  the torrid  pace after the  break, sinking 48.1 percent
 from  the floor,  including 5-of-10 from beyond  the arc, as they held off the
 Cornhuskers.
 
 BYU  enjoyed a  17-3  advantage in  second  chance points.  Four  of the  five
 starters  for Nebraska  played  in all  40 minutes,  as  the Cornhuskers  were
 outscored 17-0 in bench points.
 
 
 
 03/25 00:40:18 ET

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