LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Aleks Maric scored 19 points to lead
Nebraska past Rutgers 63-51 today.
Nebraska (5-2) built an 11-point halftime lead by holding
Rutgers (6-3) to just one field goal in the last seven minutes of
the first half.
The Cornhuskers' defense continued to bottle up the Scarlet
Knights after intermission, allowing just three Rutgers points in
the first six minutes of the second half.
Then Rutgers' Corey Chandler scored 10 points in a three-minute
15-3 Scarlet Knight run. That cut the Nebraska lead to 44-39 after
Chandler's layup with 10:35 left.
But Nebraska countered with a 12-0 run to regain control of the
Rutgers made just 35.1 percent of its shots in the game while
Nebraska sunk 44.9 percent of its shots.
Nebraska's other top scorers were Ryan Anderson with 14 points
and Ade Dagunduro with 13.
Chandler had 25 points to lead Rutgers. J.R. Inman had 12 points
for the Scarlet Knights.