Free Falling

Nebraska's winless skid has included rough efforts on defense and an anemic offense. The Huskers traveled to Boulder in search of their first win in Big 12 conference play, but things only grew worse. Nebraska shot just 39.6% and fell to the Colorado Buffaloes, 72-60. Nebraska (12-8, 0-5) dropped their fifth consecutive game.

Buffalo freshman guard Alec Burks finished with 21 points in the win, and was among three CU scorers in double figures. 

Nebraska trailed 4-3 after the first 2:14 of the game, but the team went ice cold after that.  The Huskers would score just five points in the following 11:50 of the game, which set the tone for the rest of the game.

Nebraska with just 21 points in the first half, and shot well under 30% for a majority of the half, but the Huskers found a little bit of offense in the second half.  Christian Standhardinger scored 14 points off the bench, including eight points from the free-throw line, but it wasn't enough.

With the loss, the Huskers remain in last place in the conference.  They are the only team in the Big 12 without a win, and NU is one of four major conference teams without a conference win (Rutgers, Penn St., LSU).

The Oklahoma Sooners come to the Devaney Center to take on the Huskers on Saturday afternoon, and then following that, Nebraska faces their most difficult 15 days of the season.  The 15 days includes five games, two with #13 Kansas State, one against in Lawrence against #2 Kansas, a game in Austin against #6 Texas, and a game against Baylor sandwiched in between.

Tipoff against Oklahoma is set for noon from the Devaney Center.  The game can be seen on a regional basis on the Big 12 Network.


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