Scores

Final

Nicholls State 59

(1-9, 0-7 away)

Nebraska 68

(9-4, 7-1 home)

    3:00 PM ET, December 29, 2012

    Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

    1 2 T
    NICH 17 4259
    NEB 31 3768

    Top Performers

    Nicholls State: D. Thomas 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Nebraska: B. Ubel 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Nebraska 68, Nicholls 59

    Associated Press

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Brandon Ubel scored 18 points and Nebraska held on for a 68-59 victory against Nicholls State on Saturday, despite not making a field goal in the final 5:45.

    Dylan Talley and David Rivers added 12 points each and Ray Gallegos 10 for the Cornhuskers (9-4), who went 10 for 10 from the free-throw line in the final minute.

    Dentrall Thomas had 18 points and Amin Torres 12 for the Colonels (1-9).

    Nicholls State scored eight unanswered points to cut the Nebraska lead to 58-54 on T.J. Carpenter's 3-pointer with 59 seconds left.

    The Colonels used a 12-4 run to get within 53-42 on Lachlan Prest's 3-pointer with 6:17 left and made it a 10-point game on Fred Hunter's bank shot with 4:56 left that made the score 56-46.

    Nicholls State made just three of its first 20 shots and finished the first half 5 of 23. The Colonels shot 59 percent in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NICH
    NEB
    Points 59 68
    FG Made-Attempted 22-53 (.415) 22-48 (.458)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-22 (.273) 4-12 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-18 (.500) 20-33 (.606)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 19

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