Lincoln, NE (Sports Network) - Ray Gallegos knocked down 6-of-10 shots from
behind the three-point line, finishing with a game-high 20 points as he guided
the Nebraska Cornhuskers to a 63-51 win over the USC Trojans in non-conference
play at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Also scoring in double figures for the Cornhuskers (6-1) was Dylan Talley who
dropped in 14 points, although he shot just 4-of-15 from the floor as they won
their second straight outing. Filling up his stat line for the hosts was
Brandon Ubel with nine points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Playing in their first true road game of the season, the Trojans (3-4) were
paced by J.T. Terrell with 14 points, Byron Wesley with 12 and Jio Fontan with
11 points as the squad bowed for the third time in as many games.
USC made a total of just nine field goals in the first half, yet somehow
managed to move out to a four-point advantage with just under eight minutes to
play before intermission. From there Nebraska assumed control, hitting 6-of-9
3-point shots in the frame in order to post a 33-25 lead at the break.
The Huskers opened the second half on a 6-0 run in order to put even more
distance between themselves and the Trojans. Once again the visitors were held
to only nine made field goals over the final 20 minutes of action, en route to
the 12-point loss.
Nebraska, which led by as many as 20 points midway through the second half,
turned the ball over 15 times, but compensated by connecting on 11-of-17
beyond the arc.
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