The Division II Cougars came to the
The first half started slowly for the Cornhuskers as SIU-Edwardsville took advantage in the paint due to NU's Aleks Maric sitting out due to appendectomy surgery on Nov. 3rd.
The Huskers did not help their case as they missed several easy shots around the rim.
The Huskers Sek Henry started to heat up at the end of first half to help NU keep it close. Henry scored 8 of his team leading nine first half points in the final 5:32 of the first half.
With sluggish shooting, NU was lucky to be down only 24-21 to the Cougars at halftime.
The Cougars were 40% (8-20) from the
The second half shooting for both teams started off a lot better than the first, unfortunately it was SIU-Edwardsville who was better.
The Cougars built a 38-27 lead with 13:38 left in the game. The eleven point lead was the largest of the game for either team.
SIU Edwardsville would not relinquish the lead and closed the game out with a win.
Head Nebraska coach Doc Sadler was very disappointed in the way his team performed.
"We got to learn what effort is. That is two games in a row now that I
truly believe that the opposing team played harder than we did and that is
totally unacceptable. We are going
to work harder, start going to two-a-days and find out who wants to wear a
For the second game in a row, freshman Sek Henry led the Huskers in scoring with 19. Fellow freshman Ryan Anderson added 13.
The Cougars were paced by senior guard Ty Johnson with 19.
For the game,