McCray and fellow freshman Aleks Maric both made their first career starts for the Huskers and both were key contributors in the game. Along with his 12 points McCray also grabbed six boards and dished out one assist. Maric led the team in rebounds along with Jason Dourisseau as they both recorded eight. Maric also scored in double figures during his first start with ten points and Dourisseau had 11 with two assists and three steals.
Although the margin might not have been as drastic as expected, Nebraska still won the battle on the glass. NU out-rebounded Morgan State by a count of 44-30. The Bears were lead on the boards by Christopher Grant and Aaron Andrews with six a piece.
A great job was also put in by the defense as the 6'3" senior Sam Brand who was leading MSU this season with 18 points per contest was held in check as he only scored seven points on the night. Shooting close to 40% on the season from three Brand was just one of eight on the night.
Senior forward John Turek came off of the bench for the first time this season and played solid in 21 minutes of action. On the night he chipped in eight points and six rebounds. Also coming off the bench for the first time was senior Corey Simms.
This was the first ever meeting between the two schools as the Huskers took a 1-0 lead in the all time series.
Nebraska returns to the hardwood on Wednesday night against Minnesota from the Big Ten. The game will be televised at 8:00 pm on ESPN2. Also, the U.S. Marines will be at the doors to collect donations for Toys for Tots.