Minnesota (20-12) trailed by just five points after Mikayla Bailey hit a 3 with 6:54 left to play. Cady responded by opening up an 11-0 run - which saw five Cornhuskers score - to give Nebraska a decisive lead that carried through the rest of the game.
Stabresa McDaniel came off the bench to score 14 points for the Golden Gophers and Rachel Banham added 12.
No. 23 IOWA 87, No. 17 PURDUE 80
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Ally Disterhoft scored 10 of her 12 points in the final 5:38 as Iowa rallied with a 24-11 closing run to advance to the Big 10 semifinals.
The Hawkeyes (25-7) will face eighth-seeded Ohio State (17-17) in the semis after the Buckeyes upset top-seeded Penn State.
Purdue (21-8) battled through seven ties and six lead changes in the first half to lead 39-35 at the break and appeared to be in control after halftime with Courtney Moses scoring 24 points.
Iowa’s all-Big Ten selections Disterhoft, Samantha Logic and Bethany Doolittle were held to a combined seven points in the first half due to foul trouble but came through in the second. Doolittle finished with 16 and Logic 12.
Disterhoft scored six in an 8-1 run for a 71-70 lead that Iowa never relinquised.
No. 19 MICHIGAN ST 61, MICHIGAN 58
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Annalise Pickrel scored 18 points and Branndais Agee was clutch down the stretch Michigan State rallied for the win to advance to the Big Ten semifinals.
The second-seeded Spartans (22-8) trailed for all but a brief time early in the second until scoring the last six points of the game. Agee made two free throws at 2:59 to make it a one-point game. Tori Jankoska put MSU up 59-58 with a layup at 1:15. After a Michigan turnover, Agee grabbed an offensive rebound and scored with 31 seconds left.
Madison Ristovski, who led seventh-seeded Michigan (18-13) with 18 points, missed a 3 from the corner with 15 seconds left and the Wolverines did not get a good final look.
Michigan State will next face Nebraska.
Michigan started off strong, taking a 27-13 lead before the Spartans pulled to 31-28 at the half.
WASHINGTON STATE 91, No. 20 CALIFORNIA 83