Shavon Shields’ 15 points led four Huskers in double figures, as the Nebraska men’s basketball team picked up a 79-67 win over Arkansas State Saturday afternoon.
Nebraska improved to 7-3 on the season, by building a 50-27 halftime lead. The Huskers shot 53% from the field, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range, in the opening 20 minutes while holding Arkansas State (5-3) to 38% in the half.
In the second half, the Red Wolves opened the half with a 7-2 run to get within 52-35 after a Van Slyke jumper to force a Nebraska timeout, but Shields scored seven of his 16 points in an 11-0 run to extend the lead to 28, at 63-35, with 14:42 remaining.
The Huskers return to action next Saturday, Dec. 21, against The Citadel. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.