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.
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.
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.