Nebraska 68, Nicholls State 59

Saturday, December 29, 2012 3:00 PM
Location - Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, Nebraska
Officials - Glenn Mayborg, Kelly Pfeifer, James Schipper
Attendance - 11011

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Nicholls State 17 42 59
Nebraska 31 37 68

Recap


Nebraska 68, Nicholls State 59: Brandon Ubel scored 18 points and the host Cornhuskers held off a late charge by the Colonels.

Ubel took just eight shots and made a career-best 10 free throws for the Cornhuskers (9-4), who were 20-of-33 from the line. Dylan Talley and David Rivers added 12 points apiece for Nebraska, which escaped the upset despite going without a field goal for the final 5:51.

Dantrell Thomas scored 18 points for Nicholls State (1-9). Reserve Amin Torres added 12 points for the Colonels, who dropped their seventh straight game.

Nebraska scored the game's first eight points but had just a 10-5 lead midway through the first half. After the Colonels got within 12-10 on Jeremy Smith's 3-pointer with 9:04 left, they went 5:23 without a field goal and Nebraska reeled off 13 straight points, capped by Talley's 3-pointer with 4:47 left before halftime.

Nebraska's lead was reduced to four points on two occasions in the final 64 seconds, but it sealed the victory by making its final 10 foul shots.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Nebraska has won seven of eight home games but the margin of victory has not been greater than 13 points in any game. ... The Cornhuskers are 7-0 when placing at least three players in double figures. ... Talley is 4-of-20 from the field in his last two games.

Nicholls State Colonels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Fred Hunter 23:00 3-5 0-1 1-2 3 4 7 1 3 0 0 0 7
Dantrell Thomas 32:00 8-19 1-6 1-3 2 4 6 3 4 1 3 1 18
Shane Rillieux 32:00 0-4 0-0 0-4 0 7 7 2 4 2 1 0 0
Lachlan Prest 21:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 3
T.J. Carpenter 32:00 4-10 1-4 2-3 0 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 11
Jeremy Smith 18:00 2-4 2-4 2-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 8
JaMarkus Horace 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
Pedro Maciel 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
Amin Torres 20:00 4-9 1-5 3-4 0 4 4 1 4 1 3 0 12
Linden Smith-Hyde 9:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-53 6-22 9-18 5 26 31 10 25 5 10 2 59
  41.5% 27.3% 50.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 10

Nebraska Cornhuskers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Brandon Ubel 25:00 4-8 0-0 10-11 2 3 5 2 4 1 2 1 18
Ray Gallegos 35:00 3-8 2-5 2-4 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 10
Dylan Talley 32:00 4-12 2-5 2-5 0 4 4 0 3 0 1 0 12
Andre Almeida 20:00 4-5 0-0 0-2 1 5 6 1 1 0 0 0 8
Benny Parker 28:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 4 3 1 2 0 4
David Rivers 28:00 4-7 0-0 4-6 2 4 6 1 2 2 1 0 12
Shavon Shields 19:00 0-2 0-2 2-4 0 4 4 2 2 0 0 1 2
Mike Peltz 10:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 2
Jordan Tyrance 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-48 4-12 20-33 8 24 32 11 18 5 7 2 68
  45.8% 33.3% 60.6% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 7