Kazan, Russia — Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper had two points and two rebounds as the U.S. women cruised to a 103-72 victory against Sweden in the World University Games quarterfinals Friday.
The 6-foot-2 senior forward from Alliance hit her lone basket in the first quarter to give the United States squad a 22-16 lead with 2:58 left in the opening period. Hooper, a two-time All-American and All-Big Ten selection for the Huskers, added an assist and a steal in nine minutes to help the Americans improve to 4-0.
Hooper is averaging 6.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 12.8 minutes for the U.S., which advanced to Saturday’s semifinal at noon.
Odyssey Sims (Baylor) led the Americans with a game-high 20 points and Bria Hartley (Connecticut) added 17 points. While the United States shot 53.5 percent (38 of 71) from the field, Sweden shot 36.1 percent (26 of 72) and hit 1 of 19 3-pointers.
If the U.S. wins Saturday, it will advance to Monday’s gold medal game at 12:30 p.m.