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Senior Thea Lemberger led a trio of Bruins in double figures with 17 points.
No. 12 Nebraska Defeats No. 25 UCLA, 77-49
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The No. 25 UCLA women's basketball team dropped its season-opener at No. 12/17 Nebraska, 77-49, on Friday in the Cornhuskers' first official game in the new $179 million Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The undermanned Bruins dressed only six players due to injuries. Senior Thea Lemberger led the Bruins with 17 points and four assists. Senior Atonye Nyingifa had 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds while sophomore Nirra Fields added 11 points.

Jordan Hooper had a game-high 27 points (19 in the first half) for Nebraska and completed a double-double with 11 rebounds. Emily Cady was the only other Husker to reach double figures with 12 points.

Nebraska led 19-13 with with 9:24 left in the first half, but used a 14-0 run over a span of four minutes to break the game open. The Huskers led 40-20 at the break as the Bruins never got closer than 15 points the rest of the way. UCLA only led twice in the game at 2-0 and 4-2.

Nebraska held a 44-23 edge on the boards and outshot the Bruins from the field, shooting 50.9 percent (28-for-55) compared to UCLA's 34.0 percent (18-for-53). Both teams commited 15 turnovers while UCLA led 3-0 in blocks (two by Luiana Livulo and one by Nyingifa).

The Bruins return to action on Veteran's Day (Nov. 11) for their home-opener with Pepperdine. The game is slated to tip-off at 2:05 p.m.

No. 25 UCLA at No. 12/17 Nebraska

  1 2 F
No. 25 UCLA 20 29 49
No. 12/17 Nebraska 40 37 77


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