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Huskers beat Missouri St. in first round of WNIT

Huskers beat Missouri St. in first round of WNIT

For the second time in three seasons, Nebraska’s women’s basketball has won in the opening round of postseason play. The Cornhuskers defeated Missouri State 74-65 in the first round of the WNIT on Wednesday night.

Sam Haiby scored a season-high 25 points while shooting 7 of 11 from the floor and 11 of 13 from the free-throw line. Isabelle Bourne added a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

The victory improves Nebraska’s season record to 17-14. The win also marked the first postseason home win inside Pinnacle Bank Arena.

As a team, the Cornhuskers shot 46% from the floor and only 26% from three. The free throw line was far more kind to the home team as they shot 73% from the line making 19 of 26 attempts.

Nebraska will play the winner of Thursday night’s first-round WNIT game between North Iowa and Colorado State in Ceder Falls.

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