Nebraska 80, Longwood 65

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)—Joe McCray, Aleks Maric and Jamel White each scored 14 points to lead Nebraska to a 80-65 win over Longwood on Friday in the John Thompson Foundation Basketball Challenge.

Nebraska (1-0) used 15-3 runs in each half to secure the victory.

Nebraska fell behind when Dana Smith hit a long 3-pointer to put the Lancers up 29-26 with 3:40 left in the first half.

But the Huskers took advantage of Longwood turnovers and misses to go on its first 15-3 run and take a 41-32 lead at half. Included in the Husker run was McCray’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

The Lancers’ Kirk Williams dunked to cut the lead to 58-48 with 11:47 left, but the Huskers went on their next run to put the game away.

Nebraska outrebounded Longwood 45-32 and got 12 second-chance points off 17 offensive rebounds.

Jason Dourisseau added 13 points for Nebraska.

Maurice Sumpter led Longwood (0-1) with 17 points. Bryan Butler had 15 and Dana Smith added 12.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
B. Butler B. Butler
6-14,  15 Pts
2 Rebs, 4 Assists
A. Maric A. Maric
4-8,  14 Pts
10 Rebs, 3 Assists

Team Stat Leaders