Nebraska guard Ray Gallegos was just 1-of-5 heading into halftime on Tuesday night against Wake Forest. His message from teammates and coaches – keep shooting.
"It was encouragement from my teammates really. I came in here and they told me to keep shooting and keep being aggressive. That's what I just tried to do," said Gallegos, who got hot in the second half to finish with 20 points. "The number one thing that I did was to keep staying confident. In the past I have had moments where I shyed away at times, but when you have a coaching staff that believes in you as much as they believe in me, it makes things easy to move on to the next one."
Gallegos knocked down seven shots in a row to start the second half, helping the Huskers jump out to a 22-point lead, a lead they would hold to, eventually winning 79-63 on the road.
"I think it was a really important game for us," said Gallegos. "Wake Forest is a really good team. Coming off a loss, we didn't want to lose another one. It's a tough one on the road for us, so I think it's a pretty good win for us."
Gallegos redshirted in 2011-12 to work on his game and build strength. It's paid off for the junior.
Currently the Utah native is averaging 12.4 points per game while shooting just over 40 percent from the field.