November 1, 2014

Huskers in the Olympics–update for 8/5

ormer Husker Aleks Maric returned to the starting lineup on Saturday, helping Australia to a crucial victory over Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics. Maric, a two-time All-Big 12 performer for the Huskers, had two points and three rebounds in 11 minutes of work, as Australia picked up a 106-75 win.

Australia, which improved to 2-2 in Preliminary Round Group B, trailed 46-36 at the break before outscoring the host nation, 70-29, in the second half. Australia broke open the game in the fourth quarter, using a 40-15 win to extend a six-point lead.

With the win, Australia can finish no worse than fourth in the group and would advance to the quarterfinals, most likely against the winner of Preliminary Round Group B, on Wednesday.