One bad quarter wasn’t enough to keep Nebraska women’s basketball from picking up the win Saturday afternoon.
The Huskers fought back from a 15 point deficit to beat Georgia Tech 80-72. The win is the first in program history over the Yellow Jackets as NU lost the previous matchups in 1992 and 2011.
A back and forth first quarter saw Nebraska take a 16-12 lead into the break. But then the shooting went ice cold.
The Huskers made just 3-of-19 shots in the second quarter as Georgia Tech pulled off a 20-6 quarter. The good times for the team from Atlanta continued into the third quarter, scoring 10 points in the first 2:33 to take a 42-27 lead.
Then Nebraska got hot.
NU ripped off 28 points over the final 7:08 of the third quarter, making 87 percent of their shots. A 12-0 run in the fourth quarter put Nebraska up for good.
Nebraska shot 52.5 percent for the game, including 10-of-26 from 3. Georgia Tech managed 46 percent shooting with eight made 3s on 26 attempts.
Jaz Shelley led the way with 22 points. That total puts her over the 1,000 point mark as a Husker. Shelley is the 37th player in Nebraska women’s basketball history to score 1,000 points for the scarlet and cream.
Alexis Markowski notched her third consecutive double-double, tallying 15 points and 10 rebounds. She’s up to 25 double-doubles in her career, now tied with Jessica Shepherd for fifth on the program’s all-time charts.
The freshman duo of Natalie Potts and Logan Nissley combined for 24 points. The two posted 11 of those points in the final frame to help secure the victory.
Nebraska stays home Tuesday to host UNC Wilmington.