Despite a career-high 27 points from Dylan Talley, the Nebraska basketball team saw its four-game win streak snapped with a 74-60 loss to Kent State in the final game of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic Saturday evening.
Talley led all scorers with 27 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, six rebound and three assists, as he bettered his previous Husker high of 22 points against UNO last Sunday. It also topped his previous collegiate career high, as he had a 25-point effort as a freshman at Binghamton.
The Huskers (4-1) were done in by a hot-shooting Kent State (4-2) squad which shot 60 percent in the second half and 57.1 on the night, including 5-of-8 from 3-point range. The Golden Flashes (4-2) outscored the Huskers, 42-27, in the second half and became the first Husker opponent this season to shoot over 50 percent.
Nebraska will hit the road for the first time this season, as they travel to Wake Forest Tuesday night for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Tipoff is set for 8:15 p.m. (central) and the game will be televised on ESPNU and carried across Nebraska on the Husker Sports Network.