In the last two weeks NU played only two games, but
they traveled to the opposite ends of the country in doing so. First at Rutgers on December
2nd, then a week later at
The Cornhuskers now returned to the friendly confines
The Huskers now looked to get back on the winning track by playing the Bulldogs of Alabama A&M from the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
The Bulldogs played NU last year at the
"Coach Pettaway's (Alabama A&M head coach) teams always play hard and press well. We haven't seen the press a whole lot this year, but I though we came out with a lot of intensity," said NU head coach Doc Sadler.
"In the shoot-around this morning, Aleks's hip went out on him. The sad thing is, he has been practicing very well and has gotten into better shape. We will do another MRI on him this afternoon," said Sadler.
Henry scored NU's first seven points of the game and
finished with 11 points on the day while
With Maric's injury, the rest of the team had to play that much harder.
"It is great having him (Maric) out there because he
makes everything easier for us, but we have to work twice as hard without
him. Today I thought we did," said
Behind Henry and Anderson,
Sophomore Paul Velander followed up his strong performance against
In the second half, Sadler started to substitute his starters out with just under 15 minutes left.
The Huskers pushed their lead to as many as 30 points in the second half and ended up with the twenty-seven point win (82-55).
The Huskers finished the game shooting 45 percent but forced 24 turnovers, getting 18 points off them.