Huskers set record in 71-28 victory
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)—Sek Henry scored 10 points in the first half as Nebraska raced to a 10-0 lead and led by 27 points at intermission on the way to a record-setting 71-28 win over North Carolina Central Saturday.
Nebraska (9-2) held North Carolina Central (1-15) to just eight points in the first half, the lowest single half total in the 32-year history of the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The previous record was 12, set four times, most recently on Dec. 11 by Savannah State.
The Eagles, who made just two of 17 shots in the first half, connected on just nine of 46 shots to set a Devaney Center record for an opponent low field goal percentage at 19.8 percent. The previous record was 21.2 percent by Bethune Cookman in 2003.
North Carolina Central turned the ball over 18 times in the first half, including a stretch of 10 straight possessions that ended in turnovers.
Nebraska led 10-0 on Steve Harley’s jumper with 15:16 left and went up 25-4 on Henry’s breakaway dunk with 5:19 remaining in the half.
Nebraska led 35-8 at half.
North Carolina Central scored its 10th point on a 20-foot jumper by J’Mell Walters with 14:45 remaining. After Ryan Anderson’s 3-pointer made the score 48-10, reserves and walk-ons played the remainder of the game for Nebraska.
Henry finished with 15 points for Nebraska and Alecs Maric added 10.
Bryan Ayala led North Carolina Central with 11 points.