Nebraska’s cold-shooting night cost the Huskers who lost 64-42 decision to 16th ranked Creighton Thursday night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. A sellout crowd of 13,368 – the Huskers’ first non-conference sellout since 2006 – saw the Huskers held to a season-low 32.1 percent from the floor, including 25 percent in the first half, as the Bluejays (8-1) jumped out to a 28-17 halftime lead and never looked back.
All-American Doug McDermott led all scorers with 27 points for the Bluejays, while Gregory Echenique had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Creighton, which snapped the Huskers’ two-game win streak and picked up its first win in Lincoln since 2004.
Seniors Dylan Talley and Brandon Ubel led the Huskers (6-2) with 14 and 10 points respectively, while Ubel grabbed eight rebounds. Nebraska held Creighton to a season-low 64 points, nearly 20 points below its season average, but NU missed 13 of its first 18 shots.
The Jays weren’t much better in the first half going 10-of-27 from the floor (37%), while Nebraska was just 7-of-28 (25%).
Creighton press conference.
After each team converted a couple of easy layup to start the half, Nebraska head coach Tim Miles drew a technical foul arguing for a traveling violation. McDermott hit both foul shots to push Creighton’s lead to 15, 36-21 at the 17:31 mark.
The Bluejays pushed the lead to 21-points on an Ethan Wragge three with 10:26 left at 51-30. Nebraska never got closer than 17 the rest of the way.
Tim Miles press conference.