Patberg scores 26, No. 22 Indiana women beat Nebraska 81-53

NCAA Women's Basketball
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP)Ali Patberg had 26 points, five rebounds and four assists to help No. 22 Indiana beat Nebraska 81-53 on Thursday night.

Patberg made a 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter to extend Indiana’s lead to 50-41, and the Hoosiers started the fourth on a 23-4 run, making all four of their 3-pointers. Patberg was coming off a 29-point performance in a win over Minnesota on Saturday to earn her third Big Ten player of the week award.

Grace Berger added 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Indiana (22-7, 12-5). Aleksa Gulbe and Mackenzie Holmes scored 11 points apiece. Senior Brenna Wise scored three points in Indiana’s final home game of the season.

Patberg scored seven points in the first half as Indiana led 33-27.

Leigha Brown led Nebraska (17-12, 7-11) with 22 points. She was 7 of 12 from the field but the rest of her teammates combined to shoot 10 for 49 (20%).

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