Huskers Fall Short at Colorado

Despite a late rally and solid production from seniors Jason Dourisseau and Wes Wilkinson, the Nebraska men's basketball team fell to Colorado, 81-59, Wednesday night in Boulder, Colo.

Dourisseau recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Wilkinson poured in 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Reigning Big 12 Player of the Week Richard Roby paced CU with 30 points.

Nebraska (12-7, 2-4 Big 12) trailed by 22 with 5:09 remaining in the game before the Huskers used a 14-3 run to rally and pull within nine at 65-54 with 2:42 left. Dourisseau sparked the Nebraska run, scoring eight points in a 2:06 stretch. NU would get no closer, however, and CU closed the game on a 12-0 run as the Buffaloes (14-3, 4-2) raced to their fourth straight win.

The Huskers opened the game with strong defense, holding Colorado scoreless for the first 4:48 of the contest until Roby connected on a jumper to put CU on the scoreboard. NU then went into a shooting funk of its own, going scoreless over a 5:51 stretch before a Wilkinson layup ended the drought with 9:00 left in the first half. Despite the drought, Nebraska trailed just 9-7 after Wilkinson's bucket.

Freshman guard Jamel White pulled Nebraska within 24-19 with just under three minutes remaining in the first half, but a Roby 3-pointer with eight seconds remaining extended the Buffaloes' lead to eight at the break.

A free throw from junior Charles Richardson Jr. cut the lead to 31-26 early in the second half before Colorado exploded for a 13-0 run to take a commanding 44-26 lead. The Buffaloes never looked back after the run, despite the Huskers' 40-point offensive output in the second half.

Nebraska returns home to take on Missouri on Saturday at the Devaney Center at 3 p.m. in a game televised by ESPN+, the first of three straight NU games televised as part of the Big 12 package. The Nebraska football team will be recognized at halftime of the contest.

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