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Nebraska comes out firing in second half

3/23/2010

UCLA scored four unanswered points in the first minute of the second half to pull to within one of Nebraska, but the Cornhuskers responded in a big way for a 56-42 lead with less than 10 minutes remaining.

After the Bruins scored four consecutive points out of the break, the No. 1-seeded Cornhuskers got 3-pointers from Lindsey Moore and Cory Montgomery before Kelsey Griffin and Dominique Kelley scored from short range. Griffin added a free throw, then Montgomery nailed another 3-pointer and hit a layup for the 16-0 run.

Jasmine Dixon has all but disappeared for UCLA. She only has six points after experiencing foul trouble in the first half. Kelsey Griffin has 14 for Nebraska.

In order to upset Nebraska and move on to the Sweet 16, No. 8-seeded UCLA will have to show the same defensive intensity that was evident in the early going. The Bruins are running out of time though.