If you're on the Nebraska women's basketball team and struggling with your shots, you get to join the unofficial "Shooter's Club."
"You get extra time to shoot around and it really helps, " said Husker sophomore Emily Cady, who scored 13 points -- nine on three-pointers in the second half, and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in No. 25 Nebraska's 70-52 victory against Wisconsin on Wednesday at the Devaney Sports Center.
With six minutes left in the game, Nebraska (11-3, 1-0) had hit nine second-half three-pointers and just one two-pointer.
NU senior Lindsey Moore, who scored 26 points and had four assists, hit 5 of 8 three-pointers, while Jordan Hooper, who finished with 14 points, hit 3 of 7.
To add to the offensive barrage, the Huskers played tireless defense, forcing 20 turnovers, and counted on four steals each from Moore and sophomore guard Tear'a Laudermill.
Wisconsin made runs, cutting a 14-point deficit early in the first half to 24-22 with 3:40 left.
But Moore found Hailie Sample for back-to-back layups, freshman Rachel Theriot hit a short jumper and added a three-pointer, Laudermill scored on a drive, and Moore scored on an underhanded, under-the-basket scoop to put Nebraska ahead 37-26 at halftime.
Wisconsin (8-6, 0-1) closed to 43-39 with 13:29 left in the game, but Cady hit a three-pointer, Moore followed with a pair of free throws and a three-pointer, and Hooper added another three to expand the lead to 54-44.
"Our defense was OK and at times we boxed out and ran well," Moore said. "They were giving us the three-point shots, so we took them, and we were all pretty confident in shooting them."
Moore, who was shooting 53 percent from the field and 49 percent from three-point range before the game, shot 50 percent from the field and 61 percent of her three-pointers Wednesday.
"A great player like Moore, you can't go under the screen or she'll make you pay," Wisconsin coach Bobby Kelsey said. "We had her scouted well, but we didn't go over the screens and she hit a lot of shots."
Husker coach Connie Yori added: "Lindsey is Lindsey. She's smart and she can shoot and pass. She shot threes and really doesn't have a true weakness."
As for her team's outside shooting, Yori said, "You take what they give you and we get things in many different ways. Lindsey got two of her threes on down screens, one on a ball screen and we got a couple more threes in our half-court offense, which is just fine."
Moore said she was confident in her shooting.
"I felt really good and lately, I've been shooting a lot and making baskets."
Cady added: "I keep telling her to shoot more, because she's hitting way over 50 percent. When isn't she on?"
Nebraska will play host to No. 14 Purdue on Saturday in a game that will be televised nationally by CBS. The Huskers beat Purdue in triple-overtime at West Lafayette, Ind., last year and fell to the Boilermakers in double-overtime in the Big Ten tourney final in Indianapolis last March.
Purdue, led by Lincoln Southeast graduate KK Houser's 20 points, edged Illinois 67-66 in overtime Wednesday.
"If we have a history with anybody in this league, and we've only been in the Big Ten one year, it's Purdue with the overtime games last year," Yori said.