Defense and Freshmen lead NU women in win over UNLV

Defense was the name of the game for the 24th ranked Husker women’s basketball team. They held UNLV to 24% shooting and 26 turnovers as NU wins their 37th straight regular season game and 25th in a row at home with a 65-41 win over the Rebels.
Freshmen Jordan Hooper and Kellie McCann-Smith combined for 29 points and eight three-pointers to lead the way. Hooper, a two-time Big 12 Freshman of the Week, scored 14 of her game-high 16 points in the first half. The 6-2 forward from Alliance, Neb., hit 4 of 5 first half three pointers. McCann-Smith had a career high 13 points on 4 of 6 shooting from three point range.