LINCOLN — Jordan Hooper continues to score in bunches at the Devaney Center.
The junior forward out of Alliance, Neb., had more than 30 points for the second consecutive home game as the Nebraska women's basketball team defeated Oral Roberts 80-67 Thursday night in front of a crowd of 2,914.
Hooper poured in 33 points in 25 minutes to put her average over her past three home games at 32.7. She hit 13 of 23 shots from the field, including five of her 10 tries beyond the 3-point line to go with her game-high nine rebounds.
Senior point guard Lindsey Moore also had a productive game, contributing 15 points and eight assists. Her eight assists move her into second place on NU's career list with 568, jumping ahead of former Huskers Nicole Kubik (563) and Jina Johansen (567).
Sophomore guard Tear'a Laudermill, who had seven points and three assists, forced six of the Golden Eagles' 12 first-half turnovers, helping Nebraska's defense hold Oral Roberts to 20 first-half points.
Nebraska continued to put pressure on the Eagles' early in the second half, pushing the lead to 52-22. When Hooper scored her final two points from the free-throw line with 11:20 left in the game, the Huskers held a 65-36 advantage.
With the game in hand and the Nebraska starters on the bench, Oral Roberts cut its final deficit to 13. The Golden Eagles shot 19 for 39 in the second half, capitalizing on 13 Husker turnovers. Kevi Luper led Oral Roberts with 20 points, while Bernadett Balla added 17 points off the bench. Jaci Bigham and Christian Key each added nine points.
For the game, Nebraska made 11 3-pointers and missed just one of its 18 attempts from the free-throw line. The Huskers made their first 16 foul shots.
Forward Emily Cady also had a strong stat line for Nebraska, producing eight points, four rebounds, five assists and three steals. In all, nine Huskers found the scoring column.
Hooper had 22 of her 33 by halftime. In the first half, she hit nine of 14 shots, including four of six from beyond the arc. It was Hooper's fifth 20-point game of the season, including her fourth in the past five games.
Nebraska improved its record to 9-3 heading into the holidays as Oral Roberts slipped to 3-6.
The Huskers have eight days off before they take the court again on Dec. 29. Nebraska will face Grambling State at 7:05 p.m. to start a four-game homestand.
It will be the second game of a men's/women's doubleheader with a men's ticket gaining fans free general admission seating for the women's game.