Dourisseau, Muhleisen Lead Red team to Victory

Jason Dourisseau scored a game-high 15 points and Jake Muhleisen added 14 points as the Red team held off a late charge by the White squad for a 47-44 victory in the annual Red-White Scrimmage at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Saturday.

Jason Dourisseau, a junior from Omaha, got the Red squad off to a strong start as he recorded nine points in the first period while helping the Red to a 23-15 halftime lead. Jake Muhleisen, a senior from Lincoln, then picked it up in the second frame when he scored nine points to pace the Red.

"It was obvious that we have made improvements over the past two weeks of practice, especially on the defensive end," said Coach Barry Collier. "The seniors and Jason Dourisseau played well for us and at times Aleks Maric showed some great flashes."

Senior John Turek led the White team on a late charge after trailing by 12 points, 39-27, with 4:53 to play. Turek hit a three-pointer and drew a foul for a four-point play before senior Marcus Neal Jr. and freshman Joe McCray hit three consecutive three-pointers to pull the White within two, 43-41, with 1:04 to play. Sophomore Charles Richardson Jr. and Muhleisen then drained four straight free throws to ice the victory for the Red.

Neal led the White team with 13 points while Turek had 12. Maric recorded a game-high nine rebounds while adding four points.

The Huskers begin the exhibition portion of their schedule on Monday, Nov. 8 at the Devaney Center. The Huskers will take on Monterrey Tech, a university team from Mexico, with tip off at 7:05 p.m. Nebraska then faces Nebraska-Kearney in its final exhibition contest on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:05 p.m. at the Devaney Center.  

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