NU Head Coach Doc Sadler said NU didn't come out with the right intensity.
"In the first five minutes, we didn't come out with
the intensity we needed to have.
With Maric bottled up early on, the Huskers finally started to hit their outside shots which opened up things more inside.
Trailing 14-11, NU started a scoring run. After a Marcus Perry jumper to close it to 14-13, Maric finally got on the scoreboard with a short jumper as the Huskers took back the lead for good at 15-14 with 9:39 left to play in the half.
The Huskers finished the half strong with a circus reverse lay-up by Sek Henry and two free throws by Jamel White to lead NU into halftime with a 36-19 lead.
The first half saw the Huskers shoot a solid 56% from
the field while holding
NU was led by Marcus Perry who hit on 3 of his four 3-pt. attempts while scoring 11 points.
Perry said that listening to coach Sadler in practice helps free up some good looks at the basket.
"Coach always tells us to cut hard and the shots are going to be there," said Perry.
Both teams shot well in the second half but Nebraska moved out in front increasing their lead to as many as 28 points which ended up being the final margin of victory for NU.
Henry scored 12 of his game high 18 points in the half, shooting a perfect 7 for 7 from the field, including 2 of 2 from 3pt. land.
Henry was two of the record of consecutive made field goals. The record was 9 of 9.
"I feel my shot is getting better and that my rhythm is coming back," said Henry.
Perry ended up with 17 points as he connected on two more three-pointers in the second.
For the game,
The Huskers next game is at home on Saturday against