Nebraska scored first, a two-point jumper by Thorir Thorbjarnarson, to lead 2-0, and everything went downhill after that. The Buckeyes made 9 of their 11 first shots. At 12:57 left in the first half, Ohio State lead 21-10. At 2:59, they lead 39-18. At half, 43-27 as Nebraska slightly cut into the 21 point deficit.
There was no Husker scoring run of any significance. There wasn’t a second-half letdown because our beloved Huskers were never in this game. It wasn’t as if Ohio State were a scoring juggernaut. They had their share of scoring droughts as well.
Nebraska never got closer than 14, as Yvan Ouedraogo scored first as the second half started to cut the Ohio State lead to 43-29. After that, the Buckeyes maintained an easy lead, stretching it to 23 with :31 left.
The Final - 75-54 Ohio State.
Dachon Burke lead Nebraska scorers with 13. Cam Mack was the only other double-digit scorer with 12. Kaleb Wesson lead Ohio State with 17 points and 18 rebounds. CJ Walker scored 15 points while Duane Washington finished with 14.
Nebraska shot 21-59 from the field for 36%. Ohio State shot 25-62 for 40%. The Huskers were 3-16 from 3 for 19%, but didn’t make their first three until Jervay Green hit from range with 11:29 left in the game. The Buckeyes were 6-25 for 24% from 3.
It was Nebraska basketball’s 13th straight loss. That ties the school record for the most consecutive losses. That streak occurred all the way back in 1931-1933. Yay.
There is good news. This team can beat Northwestern, next on the schedule, and not own that consecutive loss streak all to themselves.
If there was any more good news... here it is:
HISTORY for the 17-year old.— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) February 28, 2020
With that last rebound, @Yvanouedball has passed Aleks Maric for the most rebounds by a Husker freshman in a single-season.
Congratulations, Yvan! pic.twitter.com/c2OuaR4JJS