Scores

Final

South Dakota 68

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Nebraska 76

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, November 12, 2010

    Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

    1 2 T
    SDAK 31 3768
    NEB 36 4076

    Top Performers

    South Dakota: C. Westbrook 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Nebraska: A. Almeida 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Nebraska 76, S. Dakota 68

    Associated Press

    LINCOLN, Neb. -- Andre Almeida scored 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds in his first game as a Husker to lead Nebraska to a 76-68 win over South Dakota Friday in the season opener.

    Nebraska outscored South Dakota 15-5 to open the second half, going up 51-36 on Almeida's spinning layup with 14:18 remaining. The Coyotes were able to cut the margin to 10 on Charlie Westbrook's 3-pointer that made the score 58-48 with 9:26 left.

    Nebraska's biggest lead was 16 at 70-54 on Christian Standhardinger's short jumper with 5:30 left. South Dakota rallied to cut the lead to 74-66 on Jordan Boots' 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining.

    Brandon Ubel and Standhardinger added 10 points each for Nebraska. Westbrook had 22 to lead South Dakota.

    Almeida, a 6-11, 310 pound junior, transferred to Nebraska this season from Arizona Western College.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SDAK
    NEB
    Points 68 76
    FG Made-Attempted 24-62 (.387) 27-62 (.435)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-30 (.233) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 19-21 (.905)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 16

    2010-11 Season

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