Nebraska improved to 4-1 on the young season with a 67-44 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Pinnacle Bank Arena Tuesday.
The Huskers used a balanced attack and strong defense to get the win, the team’s third straight. Nebraska held Arkansas-Pine Bluff to just 31% shooting. The Huskers also held the rebounding advantage by 17.
Head Coach Tim Miles said junior Andrew White III is working to become a better rebounder. “There’s really not a go-to rebounder on the team, but they all seem to rebound,” Miles said. “Andrew can do a lot of things. He wants to be an elite rebounder. He’s got a long way to go to get there, but I think he’ll work at it.”
White led the Huskers with 16 points. Shavon Shields added 15 points along with five rebounds.
Nebraska’s next challenge is against #24 ranked Cincinnati on Friday at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.
“We’ll be ready for Cincinnati, and if we’re not it will be a bloodbath,” said Miles. “They are a very talented team.”