LINCOLN, Neb. – Brandi Jeffery scored a career-high 19 points and red-hot No. 16 Nebraska used a devastating 17-0 in the second half en route to a 100-65 win over Pepperdine on Saturday.
The Cornhuskers (1-0) took a 56-43 lead at the half before Jeffery led the game-breaking surge that produced an 81-49 lead with 10:20 to play with eight points.
Rachel Theriot added 16 points, Tear'a Laudermill and reserve Anya Kalenta, on 6-of-7 shooting, had 14 points each and Emily Cady had 12 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.
Pepperdine (0-1) was led by Ea Shoushtari with 19 points.
The Cornhuskers shot 57 percent and went 20 of 27 from the foul line while Pepperdine shot 39 percent and was just 3 of 4 from the line. Nebraska also had a 45-32 rebounding advantage.