Nebraska cruises past Oklahoma 63-45
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)Steve Harley scored 17 points and Nebraska took advantage of poor first-half shooting by Oklahoma and beat the Sooners 63-45 in the Big 12 Conference on Wednesday.
Nebraska (17-9, 6-7) led by 17 points at halftime and didn’t let Oklahoma (18-10, 6-7) get inside double figures in the second half.
The 45 points tied the season low score for Oklahoma. The Sooners also scored 45 in a loss to Texas Saturday.
The Sooners outscored the Huskers 6-2 to open the second half. But Nebraska countered with a 13-4 run to go up 44-22 on Harley’s jumper with 11:23 remaining.
Nebraska’s largest lead was 23. Oklahoma didn’t get within 20 points until Blake Griffin’s short jumper made it 59-41 with 4:20 left.
Nebraska held the Sooners to just two baskets in the final 12 minutes of the first half to build its lead, outscoring Oklahoma 20-4 to go up 29-12 at intermission.
Oklahoma hit just 26 percent of its shots in the first half. The Sooners turned the ball over eight times in the half, four of them Nebraska steals. Oklahoma finished the game hitting just 37 percent.
Nebraska shot 50 percent from the field and made 13 of 17 free throws.
Joining Harley in double figures for Nebraska were Aleks Maric with 16 points and 11 rebounds, Ade Dagunduro with 13 points and Paul Velander with 12.
Griffin led Oklahoma with 17 points. Tony Crocker had 11 for the Sooners and Cade Davis added 10.