It was a big night for the Husker starters as they defeated Louisiana Tech 65 to 54 at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday night. The Nebraska squad started out the a little slow and gave Louisiana Tech a 15-11 lead in the first half before regrouping and went on a 9 point run to put them in the lead. After that the Bulldogs chances of getting their lead back was an after thought though they did come close on a couple occasions.
Then again, it’s hard to get back the lead when the home team keeps you to just 36% shooting from the floor. Nebraska’s defense mixed in with the Louisiana Tech’s inability to get the shots they needed helped secure the Husker win. A mixture of lost shots and turnovers doomed the Bulldogs in the end. Though they did win the rebounding battle against the Huskers by pulling down 38 to Nebraska’s 34. Something that Nebraska will need to be more aggressive on once conference starts.
The Huskers were led by point guard Tai Webster. The senior had 23 points and 6 rebounds on the night. He did struggle with the ball early on giving up 5 turnovers to the Bulldogs before regrouping and putting a plug on his inability to keep control of the ball. He was followed by forward Jack McVeigh who had a solid 21 points and 5 rebounds. Ed Morrow was the next closest with 9 points and 6 rebounds.
Again the Huskers saw little from the bench as the entire group totaled just 8 points on the night. Pulling down those numbers against Louisiana Tech is one thing but the Huskers will be playing some opponents in the upcoming weeks where they will need more production from the group.
Louisiana Tech was lead by Erik McCree who had 17 points and 8 rebounds. The next best was Jacobi Boykins wiht 9 points and 4 rebounds. It was pretty hard for the Bulldogs to find many other scorers on the team.
The win gives Nebraska a healthy 3-0 record and drops Louisiana Tech to 1-2 on the year.
The Huskers Next opponent is the University of Dayton in the Wooden Legacy Tournament on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th at 7:30 pm.