Huskers Show Balance in 108-73 Win

Nebraska won their third straight game in Spain on Friday.

Nebraska Media Relations - Press Release 

Barcelona - Freshman Jack McVeigh’s 18 points led seven Huskers in double figures, as Nebraska rolled to a 108-73 victory over the Europe Basketball Academy on Saturday.

McVeigh, who also grabbed 10 rebounds, had five of his points in an 11-1 run to close the first half, including a 3-pointer in the waning seconds of the period.

The Huskers shot 53 percent from the field, including 59 percent in the second half, had all 12 players who played crack the scoring column, as six players had between 10 and 12 points.

Sophomore Jake Hammond had 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting, while Shavon Shields, Andrew White III and Glynn Watson Jr. all had 11 markers. Shields hit 5-of-7 shots from the field and had five assists without committing a turnover. Ed Morrow Jr. and Benny Parker each added 10 as the pair combined to hit eight of 10 shots, to round out the double-figure scorers.

After a back and forth early pace, the Huskers finally started a run late in the first quarter as a Hammond dunk started a 11-0 spurt that turned a one-point game into a 33-21 advantage after a Shields’ 3-pointer. Europe Basketball Academy pulled to within 42-40 midway through the second quarter but McVeigh keyed the spurt to five Nebraska a 12-point cushion at the break.

Nebraska pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring EBA, 29-14, behind the play of Watson, who scored eight of 11 points in the period. NU hit 12 of 18 shots in the period and built a 27-point lead after Tai Webster’s 3-pointer and cruised in the final 10 minutes. 

The Huskers will wrap up their tour of Barcelona on Saturday with sightseeing in the morning, including the La Sagrada Familia church before taking on CB Castelldefels at 1 p.m. (central).

The Huskers spent most of Friday touring Barcelona, including Camp Nou, the home of FC Barcelona, Montjuic hill and the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, which was built for the 1929 World’s Fair and then renovated for the 1992 Olympics.


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