NCAA Game Summary - Nebraska Omaha at Nebraska
(Sunday, November 18)
Final Score: Nebraska 75, Nebraska Omaha 62
Lincoln, NE (Sports Network) - Dylan Talley scored 22 points, leading four starters in double figures, as the Nebraska Cornhuskers posted a 75-62 win over the Mavericks of Nebraska-Omaha as part of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic at the Devaney Center.
Andre Almeida scored 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field for the Huskers (3-0), followed by Brandon Ubel and Ray Gallegos with 11 points and seven rebounds apiece.
The Mavericks (1-4) were paced by Justin Simmons who dropped in 19 points, but he also turned the ball over six times. Alex Welhouse knocked down 4-of-5 shots from three-point range as he registered 14 points in the setback.
Omaha led for a good portion of the first half and yet even after shooting 57.1 percent from the floor and holding the hosts to just 2-of-12 behind the three-point line in the period, the Mavericks found themselves down by two at the break, 36-34.
In the second half the Huskers again had their issues from three-point range (1-of-10), but overall the squad made good on 50.0 percent from the floor in order to claim the double-digit victory.
In a game that experienced seven ties and nine lead changes, the Mavericks were beaten on the glass, 39-28, and hurt themselves with 17 turnovers. Nebraska was simply too strong on the interior as the host scored 46 points in the paint, compared to just 14 for the visitors.
11/18 18:37:54 ET