Early second-half run lifts Nebraska over Bison men | INFORUM

Local News 28-11-2020 IN FORUM 34

NDSU (0-2) plays No. 11-ranked Creighton Sunday in Omaha. The 3:30 p.m. game will be televised on Fox Sports-1.

Junior Jaxon Knotek scored a career-high 16 points to lead the Bison, and Tyree Eady pulled down a career-best 13 rebounds. Junior Sam Griesel nearly registered a double-double with nine points and 12 boards.

The Bison struggled shooting, making 29 percent for the game, but converted 22 offensive rebounds into 24 second-chance points.

Freshman Grant Nelson of Devils Lake, N.D., scored the first points of his collegiate career for NDSU, finishing with six points in 18 minutes of action. Freshman Dezmond McKinney also got in the scoring column with a pair of free throws.

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Nebraska (2-1) was led by 22 points from junior guard Teddy Allen. The Huskers shot 46 percent for the game and made 9-of-32 from three-point range.

The Bison trailed 43-36 at halftime following a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Knotek. Nebraska started the second half with a 10-1 run to go ahead by 16 at 53-37.

NDSU pulled within 10 twice in the second half, trailing 57-47 with just over 10 minutes remaining, but the Huskers used a 9-2 run and a late 10-0 run to seal the victory.

NDSU (0-2): Kreuser 1-6 4-4 7, Eady 3-10 0-0 7, Griesel 3-8 3-4 9, Cook 3-12 0-0 7, Skunberg 1-7 0-0 2, Knotek 6-15 1-3 16, Witz 0-1 1-2 1, McKinney 0-1 2-2 2, Nelson 3-9 0-1 6, Wilson IV 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 20-69 (FG), 11-16 (FT).

NU (2-1): Mayen 4-7 1-2 12, Allen 9-17 1-3 22, McGowens 7-14 3-4 19, Thorjarnarson 1-5 0-0 3, Banton 4-7 4-5 12, Webster 1-4 2-2 4, Ouedraogo 2-5 0-2 4, Stevenson 1-3 1-2 3, Wood 0-1 0-0 0, Piatkowski 0-0 0-0 0, Porter 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 29-63 (FG), 12-20 (FT).

Halftime: NU 43, NDSU 36. 3-point goals: NDSU 6-24 (Kreuser 1-2, Eady 1-4, Cook 1-6, Knotek 3-8), NU 9-32 (Mayen 3-6, Allen 3-10, McGowens 2-5, Thorgjarnarson 1-4). Total fouls: NDSU 17, NU 16. Rebounds: NDSU 51 (Eady 13, Griesel 12), NU 42 (Banton 9, Allen 7, Ouedraogo 7. Assists: NDSU 8 (Cook 3), NU 15 (Banton 8). Turnovers: NDSU 17 (Eady 5), NU 10 (McGowens 3).


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