No. 13 Sun Devils Trounce Nebraska, 87-60, In Season Opener

Nov. 10, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Emily Westerberg scored 20 points and Jill Noe added 15 points and nine rebounds to help No. 13 Arizona State open its season with an 87-60 victory over Nebraska on Friday night.

Danielle Orsillo added 13 points for the Sun Devils in the first meeting of the two schools since 1994. Arizona State has won 23 consecutive regular-season home games and nine straight season openers.

Westerberg was 9-of-12 shots from the field and Noe was 6-for-8, including 3-of-5 on 3-pointers.

Leading 24-21 midway through the first half, Arizona State went on a 22-13 run to close out the half with a 46-34 lead.

The Cornhuskers closed to 56-46 with 11:50 left but got no closer.

Kelsey Griffin led Nebraska with 17 points and seven rebounds. Kiera Hardy and Chelsea Aubry each added nine points.

The Cornhuskers made just 40 percent of their field goals in their opener and committed 24 turnovers.