Freshman Tai Webster scored 13 of his 14 points in the second half, as Nebraska picked up a 73-65 win over Georgia at the Charleston Classic Sunday afternoon. The Huskers, who allowed 110 second-half points in its two losses in Charleston, held Georgia to 43.3 shooting in the second half.
Nebraska trailed 52-50 before going on a 9-2 spurt to take a 59-54 lead on a Shavon Shields layup. Walter Pitchford tied the game at 52 with a long jumper before Webster connected on a 3-pointer from the wing to give NU a three-point lead. Georgia cut the lead to 55-54 on a basket from Marcus Thornton, but Webster hit a pair of free throws before Shields’ layup.
Georgia got to within 63-59 after 3-pointer from Nemanja Djurisic, but a Webster basket and a Leslee Smith tip-in started a 10-2 run that put the game put away, as the Huskers built their biggest lead of the day at 73-61 with 32 seconds left.
The Huskers return to action next Saturday, as they take on Northern Illinois. Tipoff is at Noon (central)