The Nebraska men showed a lot of fight at #7 Kansas State. NU scored nine straight points in less than 30 seconds to tie the game at 87-87 in the final minute, but a late turnover cost the Huskers at the end in a 91-87 loss to the Wildcats. NU turned the ball over 20 times, but they also hit a season-high 58. percent from the field including a season best 14 three pointers.
I’m impressed that the Huskers showed the fight they had considering this was the fifth game in a row against a ranked opponent which included two games with K-State. NU nearly pulled it off in the final minute.
Down 87-78, Eshaunte Jones hit a three pointer with :56 second left. K-State’s Jamar Samuels traveled on the inbounds pass and Ryan Anderson hit two three pointers in a :13 second span after K-State turned the ball over again. That tied the game at 87, but the Wildcats hit two free throws and the Huskers were waiting for the last shot, but after Sek Henry was stripped, Ray Gallegos picked up the loose ball and had his pass stolen as K-State went the other way on a break out layup in the closing seconds to ice the game for the Wildcats.
Anderson was 5 of 6 on three’s and finished with 22 points as four Huskers landed in double figures. None of the six Huskers who attempted three point shots, fired on less than 50% of their tries.