IOWA CITY — Nebraska's seventh straight win over Iowa in women's basketball had many of the same ingredients as the six wins in 2012 and 2013. But the Huskers got their biggest road victory of the year thanks to an extra spice — Tear'a Laudermill — in this increasingly lopsided series.
In NU's 80-67 win at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday afternoon, Laudermill, the junior guard whose irrepressible energy sometimes gets her into trouble spots on the court, scored a career-high 26 points. She hit four 3-pointers. She sliced around Iowa defenders for layups and assists. Helped by 25 points and 13 rebounds from surging star Jordan Hooper, Laudermill repeatedly put Iowa's defenders on their heels — without making costly mistakes.