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Nebraska holds off Utah in 75-69 win

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Rachel Theriot scored a career-high 28 points to lead Nebraska to a 75-69 win over Utah on Friday night.

Jordan Hooper added 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Emily Cady scored 13 points as well for the undefeated No. 15 Cornhuskers, who held off a late Utah rally by going 10 of 10 at the free throw line in the closing minutes. Nineteen of Theriot's points came in the second half.

Michelle Plouffe scored 27 points and hauled in 12 rebounds for Utah (1-1), which led 41-36 at the break.

Nebraska stormed back, opening the second half with a 9-0 run and hitting 6 of 11 from 3-point range. The Huskers shot 85.7 percent from the free throw line, with Theriot setting a career-best 8 of 8 from the charity stripe.

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