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BYU advances to Sweet 16 for first time since 2002 after team effort in upset of Nebraska

Kevin Kennedy of SB Nation's BYU site Vanquish the Foe summarized the key points in the Cougars' 80-76 upset win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a quick breakdown by half, as excerpted below:

Led by Morgan Bailey and her 18 points, BYU knocked off the 4th seed Nebraska Cornhuskers in route to a place in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2002...For the second straight game Jennifer Hamson was held in check on the offensive side of the ball, but for the second straight game she made a difference on the defensive side...The Cougar defense also held the Cornhuskers to 33 percent shooting and only 22 percent from behind the arc... The Cougars allowed the Cornhuskers to hang around as turnovers and missed free-throws provided sparks, but Nebraska couldn't finish their shots and ended up fouling for the last two minutes.

Tl;dr: 6-foot-7 center Jennifer Hamson got plenty of help from her teammates during early offensive struggles, the Cornhuskers became a second consecutive opponent to look absolutely befuddled by BYU's defense, and a desperate comeback at the end fell short as Nebraska looked to be panicked down the stretch.

BYU will now advance to the Sweet 16 where they'll face either UConn or St. Joseph's.

For more on this game and BYU's season, check out SB Nation's Vanquish the Foe. For more on their region, check out our Lincoln region storystream.