Dylan Talley led all scorers with 21 points, David Rivers added 20 and Nebraska defeated Central Michigan 89-75 in the first game of the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational on Saturday night.
Nebraska (7-3) opened up the game with a 10-0 run, forcing Central Michigan to take a time out in an attempt to try and slow down the Huskers. It worked for a few minutes until Nebraska, which led by as many as 19 in the first half, went on an 18-2 run to put the game out of reach for the Chippewas.
The Huskers shot 63 percent from the field and made 7 of 11 from beyond the arc in the first half. Nebraska finished the game by making 32 of 56 from the field and had nine 3-pointers.
FINAL: Dylan Talley scored 21 points and David Rivers added 20 points as they teamed up to lead Nebraska to an 89-75 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday at Don Haskins Center in El Paso in the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational. Nebraska (8-3) shot 57 percent from the field (32-of-56), including 53 percent from 3-point land (9-of-17). Kyle Randall had a good game for Central Michigan (6-5) in defeat with 24 points.
HALFTIME: Nebraska took full advantage of the stellar combination of Ray Gallegos and Dylan Talley, ending the first half against Central Michigan up 43-33. Gallegos scored 13 points and shot 4-of-7 from the field, while Talley scored 12 points and shot 4-of-7 from the field. The Chippewas were trailing 41-24 before Central Michigan went on a 9-2 run to close the gap late in the half. The Cornhuskers led from the start and led by as many as 19 points.
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