Slow Start Downs Mean Green Basketball At Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (11/29/06) ? The Mean Green basketball team couldn't overcome a sluggish start, falling to Nebraska 76-57 on Wednesday at the Bob Devaney Athletic Center.
“I thought they did an excellent job of executing early, and its tough to come out of a big hole on such a talented basketball team,” said head coach Johnny Jones. “We didn’t compete as well as we needed to begin the game.”
Aleks Maric controlled the tempo for
After a scoreless first half, Calvin Watson came alive in the second. The senior got
Rich Young finished the game only two points and two rebounds away from a double-double. The Sun Belt Conference leader in shooting percentage, Young grabbed a game-high four offensive rebounds and blocked three shots.
Turnovers plagued the Mean Green against the Huskers. NT committed a season-high 25 turnovers which led to 22 points off turnovers.