Husker Women Upset #5 LSU - Kelsey Griffin With 30 Points, 14 Rebounds

The 20th-ranked Husker women's basketball upset fifth-ranked 77-63 LSU Sunday in a battle between two undefeated teams. Nebraska lead throughout the entire game, jumping out early to a 21-4 lead. LSU closed to 41-36 at the end of the first half, but after trading scores, the Huskers ripped off a 9-0 run and never looked back.

All-America candidate and Naismith Trophy candidate Kelsey Griffin had her fourth double-double of the season, scoring 30 points, and matching her career high with 14 rebounds. Griffin was 7-for-7 in the first half, and finished the game 12-for-19. Forward Cory Montgomery had 16 points and four rebounds, while guard Dominique Kelley added 13 points and three rebounds.

Alison Hightower, another Naismith candidate, lead LSU with 15 points. Katherine Graham had 12 points, while no other LSU player scored in double digits.

Nebraska moves to 11-0 on the season, dropping LSU to 9-1.

 
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How far can Kelsey Griffin and the women's team go this season?
Photo by Dennis Hubbard

The Husker women are off to their best start in school history. After today's win, they should jump in the polls with

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Guard Dominique Kelley scored 13 points and had three rebounds.
Photo by Dennis Hubbard
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Freshman point guard Lindsey Moore added nine points and seven assists.
Photo by Dennis Hubbard

 

 
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Kelsey Griffin - A
Nebraska star in the making?????
Photo by Dennis Hubbard

7,717 were in attendance, the highest number in school history for a non-conference women's basketball game.

The Huskers have two more non-conference games before starting Big 12 play. They have a home game against Albany and then finish non-conference play at Vermont.

Big 12 play is going to be nasty. Much like the men's squads, the Big 12 is tough. Six Big 12 teams, including Nebraska, are ranked in the Top 25.

At this point in the season, it looks like we might have our best women's basketball team in school history. Every body loves winning teams, so we'll try to cover them as best we can. However, like the men's team, if we can find someone willing to champion their cause on CN, that'd be great!

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