Huskers Cruise Past Texas Tech
The victory was
Texas Tech also had four players score in double figures, led by Martin Zeno with 16. Mike Singletary recorded a double-double of his own, finishing with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Red Raiders (12-10, 3-5 Big 12).
Despite the 11-point victory, it was all Texas Tech in the early going, as the Red Raiders used runs of 7-0 and 7-2 to build an early 19-11 advantage. After Mike Singletary completed a 3-point play to put Tech up by eight with 12:32 to play in the first half, it was all
Behind stellar efforts on both ends of the court, the Huskers erupted on a 21-2 run to take a 32-21 lead with six minutes left in the half. The inside-outside combination of Miller and Maric fueled the run, as Miller scored five straight points at one point and Maric scored eight consecutive points and added an assist on a Harley 3-pointer.
Offensively, NU hit 6-of-11 shots from the floor during the run and was perfect from the free throw line. With the offense clicking, NU’s defense rose to the occasion, holding Texas Tech scoreless for a stretch of 6:12.
The 21-2 run highlighted
Nebraska continued to hold a comfortable lead in the second half as the Huskers went in front by as many as 18, following an 8-2 run midway through the period. Texas Tech finally began to chip away at the lead over the next few minutes, using a 13-2 spurt to pull within 62-55 with a little more than seven minutes remaining.
With their lead cut to seven, the Huskers responded with four quick points before a Tech 3-pointer cut the lead back to eight. The Red Raiders would get no closer, however, as NU pushed the lead back to as many as 13 before settling for the final 11-point margin.
The Huskers remain at home on Wednesday, Feb. 13 when they host