Nebraska, down by 11 in the first half, opened the second half with a 22-8 run and hit six of eight three pointers in the first seven minutes on their way to a 59-54 win over in-state rival Creighton who falls to 4-4. Nebraska improves to 6-2.
Both teams struggled in the first half as Nebraska started just 1-of-9 from the floor, while Creighton was 0-of-6 to start before a reverse lay-up by Antoine Young at the 14:19 mark.
After a 3-of-18 showing from downtown in the first half, Nebraska drained three consecutive three-pointers to open the second half with a 9-3 run and get within 32-30. After a Bluejay miss, Richardson would score in transition to knot the score at 32 with 17:52 to play. A trey by Walker, gave NU its first lead of the second half at 40-37 with 13:28 to go, and the Huskers took a 43-37 lead when Lance Jeter scored from long-range.
With 26.3 left, NU’s Lance Jeter sank two free throws to put NU up 57-54. Creighton had two chances to tie it. Kenny Lawson missed a three-pointer, but got his own rebound and gave it to Antoine Young, who came up short on his three-point attempt. Jeter grabbed the rebound and fed NU’s Drake Beranek, who laid in an uncontested lay-up with 0.6 seconds left for the final margin.