Nebraska 107, North Carolina A&T 57
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)—Joe McCray scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half to help Nebraska open up an early 14-point lead and cruise past North Carolina A&T 107-57 Monday.
The Huskers (8-2) also hit five of their first seven 3-pointers on their way to scoring at least 100 points for the first time since losing to Oklahoma 117-100 in January 1996.
Nebraska’s 58 first-half points were the most points it has scored in a half since scoring 60 against Texas A&M in February 2001.
A&T (0-7) lost its 35th consecutive non-conference road game to remain winless.
Nebraska opened up its early lead on a barrage of 3-pointers including two from McCray, two from Marcus Walker and one from Wes Wilkinson. That made the score 18-4 with 14:53 remaining in the first half.
A second Nebraska spurt capped by a Jason Dourisseau dunk put the Huskers up 52-27 with 2:09 left in the half.
Nebraska hit 59 percent of its shots in the first half and forced 10 Aggie turnovers that were turned into 16 Husker points.
The Huskers opened the second half with another flurry, outscoring the Aggies 17-3 in the first five minutes of the half to lead 75-35 with 14:51 left.
The 50 point victory was the seventh largest in Nebraska school history, tying a 93-43 win over Missouri Western State in 1982.
Dourisseau added 16 points for Nebraska and Walker and Marcus Perry had 13 each.
Derek Crumpton led A&T with 19 points. Jason Wills had 16 for the Cougars.