Nebraska 76, North Texas 57

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)—Aleks Maric had a double-double for Nebraska, and the Cornhuskers opened a 20-point lead in the game’s first 12 minutes to beat North Texas 76-57 on Wednesday.

Nebraska’s (5-0) man-to-man defense held North Texas well below its 81 points-per-game season average.

The 6-foot-11 Maric grabbed 11 rebounds and scored 26 points, starting with a rare 3-pointer to open the game.

The Huskers scored the first 12 points of the game.

Nebraska led by as many as 23, but North Texas (5-2) had a 7-point run toward the end of the first half to cut Nebraska’s lead to 39-23.

Nebraska’s defense held North Texas to 26 percent shooting in the first half and forced 15 turnovers, leading to 15 Husker points.

Nebraska used a 10-point run to take a 65-37 lead with less than 10 minutes in the game.

Ryan Anderson scored 18 points for Nebraska and Charles Richardson added 11. Calvin Watson led the Mean Green with 16 points; Michael Sturns scored 11 points.

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R. Young R. Young
3-8,  8 Pts
8 Rebs, 1 Assists
A. Maric A. Maric
9-11,  26 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists

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