The Cornhuskers controlled the first half, holding KU to 36 percent (9-of-25) shooting in the opening 20 minutes. Kansas seniors Wayne Simien, Keith Langford and Aaron Miles combined for just one point in the first 20 minutes, on a collective 0-for-7 effort from the field. In fact, Simien played just three first half minutes after committing two early fouls. At the break, Nebraska led 24-21.
In the second half, the game remained close as the Jayhawks picked up defensively, holding the Huskers to 29 percent (10-of-34) from the field.
Simien scored all of his team-high 12 points in the second half to lead the Jayhawks to victory. Senior Keith Langford and sophomore J.R. Giddens each added nine points, while senior Aaron Miles and freshman Alex Galindo chipped in with eight apiece.
"We didn't play well the whole night," Kansas head coach Bill Self said. "Our defense was good early, which kept us in the game.
"The second half, we played better offensively, but we still made mistakes which could have easily cost us the game. We dodged a big bullet tonight."
Story courtesy: KUAC