This game kind of leaves you scratching your head. All we heard about what was how quickly KU’s freshmen has grown up and how dominating this Jayhawk team had become and yet somehow on an off night Kansas was able to squeak out of town with a 68-62 win.
Cole Adridge, KU’s big man ended with just 8 points and 8 rebounds against the undersized Huskers. In fact, NU held him scoreless in the first half. Sherron Collins finished with 17, but had no assist. KU, most of the game played their age turning the ball over a season high 21 times.
Yet, even with the Huskers lead as many as 13 points midway through the first half, KU found a way to come back. Thanks in large part to a slow start to the second half that doomed the Huskers who went just 1 of 14 through the first ten minutes of that half.
KU built a 63-56 lead with a minute and a half left, but Sek Henry drilled two three pointers to pull NU to one. KU’s Collins hit two free throws, then stole the inbound pass and hit two more to seal the deal.
Ade Dungadaro had a career high 24 points on 10 of 16 shooting for the Huskers who fall to 2-4 n Big 12 play.