LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Jessica Shepard scored 26 points, Natalie Romeo had 25 and both set school records as Nebraska ended a 10-game losing streak against ranked teams on Sunday with a 73-66 win over No. 17 Michigan State.
Shepherd became the first Cornhuskers freshman to surpass 500 points, reaching 514. Romeo, a sophomore, hit five 3-pointers, the last giving her a school record 86 for the season.
Rachel Theriot had 12 assists for Nebraska (17-8, 8-6 Big Ten), increasing her school record for double-figure assists to 12.
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Aerial Powers had 19 points and Jenna Allen added 14 on 7 of 10 shooting for the Spartans (18-7, 9-5).
Nebraska scored the last seven points of the first quarter to take a 10-9 lead and scored the first seven of the second quarter. The Cornhuskers outscored the Spartans 29-19 in the second quarter, hitting 10 of 15 shots.
Michigan State was within five entering the fourth quarter but Nebraska made 7 of 11 shots in the fourth to hold on.