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

2012-13 Season

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