Nebraska 79, Wake Forest 63: Recap & photos

Ray Gallegos scored 17 of his career-high 20 points after halftime to help Nebraska beat Wake Forest 79-63 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Andre Almeida matched his career-high with 20 points to go with a career-best 11 rebounds for the Cornhuskers (5-1), who blew open a close game after halftime.

Gallegos went just 1 for 5 in the first half but hit seven straight shots after the break, helping Nebraska blow the game open and turn it into an ugly night for the Demon Deacons (3-3).

After leading just 28-24 at the break, the Huskers scored on 16 of 19 possessions to start the second half and build a 22-point lead with 8:05 left. Gallegos had 12 points during the 20-3 run that turned it into a romp, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Freshman Madison Jones scored 14 to lead Wake Forest.

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FINAL: Andre Almeida scored 22 points and Ray Gallegos added 20 points as they teamed up to lead Nebraska to a 79-63 victory over Wake Forest on Tuesday at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem. Almeida picked up Nebraska (5-1) with 10-of-11 shooting from the field. Nebraska shot 51 percent from the field (29-of-57) and also got a double-digit game from Dylan Talley, who scored 14. Codi Miller-McIntyre had 13 points and made 6-of-11 shots from the floor for Wake Forest (3-3) in the loss.

HALFTIME: Nebraska found itself trailing Wake Forest late in the first half, but a 10-2 run allowed the Cornhuskers to take a 28-24 lead into halftime. The Cornhuskers trailed 22-18 when they broke out for a 7-0 run to overtake the Demon Deacons and seize a three-point lead. The Cornhuskers have been effective inside, making 10-of-17 two-point field goals, but Nebraska has struggled on the perimeter, shooting 1-for-8 from three-point range. Brandon Ubel led the way for the Cornhuskers in the first half, with seven points.

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sbuel2 on 11/28/2012 @ 8:10am EDT Said:

Good to see Nebraska winning under the new Coach. Still needs a few more years of recruiting to get his type of team but the current players are doing well. GBR

Will on 11/28/2012 @ 4:06pm EDT Said:

Nice to see a 5-1 record on the Huskers but the teams we have played are not Big Ten caliber teams. Yikes, Indiana 24 pts better than Tar Heels, I wonder if Hoosiers would be gracious enough to spot us 40 points to be good sports?

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