Nebraska is looking to bounce back from a lopsided defeat when it hosts Arkansas Pine Bluff in Lincoln, Neb., Sunday afternoon.
The Cornhuskers (2-1) recorded double-digit wins at their home court to start the season before losing a 70-50 decision against the St. Johns on Thursday in New York.
“It’s just a tough game. Definitely a tough half,” Nebraska’s head coach Fred Hoiberg told Omaha.com. “In the first half we showed a lot of endurance and a lot of fighting. We were all over the place, we first fell to the floor and then in the second half they turned the script around.”
Keisei Tominaga scored 15 points off the bench to lead Nebraska, although he was the only player on the team to score in double figures. He is averaging 11.3 points per game on 54.5% shooting from the floor, including 42.9% from 3-pointers.
However, the Cornhuskers, as a team, struggled with their shooting on Thursday. They shot 29.7 percent from the floor and completed 17 assists, leading to 21 points for Red Storm.
“Of course it will be a tough night. We will come back, we will learn from it and we cannot let it affect the next one,” Hoiberg said. “We’re going to have a great team on Sunday and we need to put in a lot of effort.”
North Dakota state transfer Sam Grisel limited himself to just six points on four floor shots and had eight assists. He is averaging team-leading points (15.3) and assists (3.3) while averaging 6.7 rebounds, trailing only SMU transfer Emmanuel Bandumel (7.7) and Alabama transfer Juwan Gary (7 ,7).
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-5) enter Sunday’s clash on a four-loss streak.
Shawn Doss Jr. made 10 free throws and finished with 16 points in the Golden Lions’ 67-58 loss to Cleveland State on Friday.
Chris Green, who played the previous two seasons with the Vikings, highlighted his 14-point game with three three-pointers. Unfortunately for the Arkansas Pine Bluff, the team shot 4 of 21 balls from behind the arc.
Ismael Plet scored 12 points and 12 rebounds, including nine on the glass of attack, for the Arkansas-Pine Bluff team.
–Field level media