The Nebraska Cornhuskers took a one point lead into the locker room at halftime, but the #3 Kansas Jayhawks come back in the second half to beat the Huskers 84-72 to give NU its second loss in Big 12 play. Great effort from Nebraska as the crowd at the Davaney Center gave Doc Sadler’s kids a standing ovation.
I said during my morning reports on the radio the two keys for the Huskers would be good three point shooting and limiting Freshmen Xavier Henry, the Hawks leading scorer are 15.7 ppg. In the first half, the Huskers were hot from the floor shooting 56%. NU made eight three pointers including Brandon Richardson’s three at the end of the half that gave NU a 44-43 lead at the break.
They limited Henry to just six points on 2 of 8 shooting, but Sherron Collins had 22 points for KU who slowly pulled away in the second half as NU shot just 30% from the floor and three point range making just 3 of 10 from past the arc.
Richardson led NU with 18 points. Jorge Brian-Diaz had 15 and Eshaunte Jones finished with 12. The Huskers are 12-5 overall and 0-2 in the Big 12 with their next game on Saturday at home with Iowa State at 7pm.