CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)Jaz Shelley scored 26 points, Isabelle Bourne had a double-double and Nebraska raced to a 90-57 win over No. 25 Illinois on Wednesday night.
The Cornhuskers shot 59% (36 of 61), had a 44-24 rebounding advantage and outscored the Illini 46-18 inside to avenge a 72-64 loss in the first meeting that started a four-game losing streak they just snapped.
Bourne had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Cornhuskers (15-13, 7-10 Big Ten Conference). Sam Haiby added 12 points and Alex Markowski and Maddie Krull had 11 each.
Makira Cook scored 16 points for the Illini (20-8, 10-7) and Genesis Bryant and Adalia McKenzie added 10 each.
Markowski made a layup with 33 seconds to go and Haiby hit a buzzer-beating floater to give Nebraska a 26-23 lead after one quarter. Bourne made three straight layups to start an 8-0 run in the middle of the second quarter to put the Cornhuskers on top and Haiby hit another buzzer shot for a 45-35 lead at the break.
Nebraska shot 69% in the first quarter to 59% for the Illini but the Cornhuskers hardly cooled off while Illinois finished the game at 23%.
Illinois closes the regular season at Rutgers on Sunday when Nebraska is home against Northwestern.
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