LINCOLN, NE --Keisei Tominaga scored a career-high 30 points and Jamarques Lawrence hit a dagger 3-pointer with 45 seconds left in the game to put Nebraska ahead 69-60, and the Cornhuskers secured a 72-63 victory against the Penn State Nittany Lions at home Sunday.

The Cornhuskers (11-13, 4-9) had two players score in double figures, led by Tominaga. Lawrence added 11 points, nine rebounds and two steals and Derrick Walker added nine points, six rebounds and seven assists.

The Nebraska offense made hay from beyond the arc, making eight threes on 20 attempts. Tominaga hit five treys for the Cornhuskers in the contest.

Nebraska's defense held Penn State to only 40 percent shooting from the field. The Nittany Lions did not have much luck cleaning up their misses on the offensive glass either, as they finished with eight offensive rebounds and managed eight second chance points while Nebraska cleared 29 defensive rebounds.

How It Happened

After jumping out to a 15-13 advantage, Nebraska went on an 11-0 run with 13:31 left in the first half, culminating in a bucket from Wilhelm Breidenbach, to increase its lead to 26-13. The Cornhuskers then lost some of that lead, but still entered halftime with a 37-28 advantage.

Nebraska kept its lead intact before going on a 5-0 run, finished off by Tominaga's three, to grow the lead to 62-54 with 4:50 to go in the contest. The Cornhuskers kept expanding the margin and coasted the rest of the way for the 72-63 win. Nebraska made the most of three offensive rebounds to tack on seven second chance points out of 35 total in the period.

Game Notes

» The Cornhuskers shot well from three point range, knocking down eight of 20 long range attempts.
» The Cornhuskers held the Nittany Lions to only 40 percent shooting from the field.
» Nebraska never trailed on the way to a 72-63 victory.
» Nebraska recorded 17 total assists in the game.
» Nebraska had a 33-32 edge on the boards in the win.
» Nebraska turned the ball over seven times while dishing out 17 assists.
» Keisei Tominaga led the Cornhuskers with a game-high 30 points.
» Nebraska got a team-high nine rebounds from Jamarques Lawrence.


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