College Sports

Huskers keep shooting in win

After watching his team miss 15 of its first 18 three-pointers against Creighton, Nebraska coach Doc Sadler gave his players simple yet surprising orders at halftime Sunday: keep shooting the long ball.

The Cornhuskers made three straight the first 91 seconds of the second half and later hit two in a row to take the lead for good on their way to a 59-54 victory in Lincoln, Neb, in the annual meeting of the state's only Division I basketball programs.

"The first half it's almost like we can't buy a basket," said Brandon Richardson, who made four threes and finished with a season-high 18 points. "Second half, they all of a sudden started to drop. Coach said at halftime that if you stop shooting it, I'm going to take you out."

CREIGHTON (4-4): McDermott 5-13 0-0 10, Ashford 3-5 0-0 7, Lawson Jr. 3-9 1-1 7, Korver 3-5 0-0 8, Young 4-13 1-4 9, Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Manigat 1-5 0-0 3, Runnels 1-2 0-0 2, Wragge 2-6 2-2 8. Totals 22-60 4-7 54.

NEBRASKA (6-2): Ubel 1-3 0-0 2, Diaz 4-6 1-2 9, Richardson 6-12 2-2 18, Walker 2-4 0-0 6, Jeter 4-13 2-2 12, McCray 0-0 1-2 1, Jones 1-7 0-0 3, Gallegos 1-6 0-0 2, Beranek 2-6 0-0 4, Almeida 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 22-59 6-8 59.

Halftime—Creighton 29-21. 3-Point Goals—Creighton 6-33 (Korver 2-4, Wragge 2-6, Ashford 1-3, Manigat 1-4, Jones 0-2, McDermott 0-4, Lawson Jr. 0-5, Young 0-5), Nebraska 9-31 (Richardson 4-10, Walker 2-3, Jeter 2-5, Jones 1-6, Ubel 0-2, Beranek 0-2, Gallegos 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Creighton 41 (Lawson Jr. 8), Nebraska 37 (Walker 10). Assists—Creighton 10 (Young 6), Nebraska 14 (Jeter 6). Total Fouls—Creighton 13, Nebraska 11. A—9,824.

Missouri Valley

Air Force 57, Evansville 56

EVANSVILLE (3-3): Harris 3-11 1-2 9, Holmes 2-11 0-0 5, van Tongeren 2-4 2-2 6, Lacey 1-3 0-0 2, Ryan 7-14 1-2 20, Jones 2-2 0-0 4, Taylor 0-2 0-0 0, Jahr 1-2 0-0 2, Cox 2-4 0-0 6, Hopf 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 21-55 4-6 56.

AIR FORCE (5-1): Fow 3-8 0-1 7, Broekhuis 7-13 0-0 19, Fletcher 1-4 1-2 3, Lyons 7-11 5-6 20, Washington 0-4 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 1-1 0-0 2, Stewart 0-1 1-2 1, Brooks 2-2 0-0 5. Totals 21-44 7-11 57.

Halftime—Air Force 30-25. 3-Point Goals—Evansville 10-18 (Ryan 5-7, Cox 2-3, Harris 2-3, Holmes 1-4, Jahr 0-1), Air Force 8-20 (Broekhuis 5-10, Brooks 1-1, Lyons 1-3, Fow 1-4, Fletcher 0-1, W ashington 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Evansville 38 (Ryan 8), Air Force 22 (Fletcher, Fow, Lyons 4). Assists—Evansville 17 (Holmes 5), Air Force 17 (Fletcher, Lyons 4). Total Fouls—Evansvill e 17, Air Force 12. A—1,148.

Big 12

Arizona 83, Oklahoma 60

OKLAHOMA (3-5): Fitzgerald 8-13 6-7 22, Clark 2-5 0-0 4, Thompson 5-8 2-2 15, Blair 0-1 0-0 0, Davis 3-8 1-2 9, Pledger 4-7 0-2 10, Washington 0-0 0-0 0, Newell 0-2 0-0 0, Neal 0-1 0-0 0, Honore' 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-45 9-13 60.

ARIZONA (7-1): Williams 4-6 7-9 16, Horne 3-3 0-0 8, Hill 3-7 2-2 10, Jones 4-11 0-0 8, Fogg 1-5 1-2 4, Wise 0-0 0-0 0, Natyazhko 2-2 0-0 4, Bejarano 0-0 0-0 0, Parrom 2-3 3-4 8, Arvizu 0-0 0-0 0, Mayes 3-6 0-0 9, Lavender 2-3 0-0 5, Perry 4-5 1-3 9, Jacobson 1-1 0-1 2, Wiepking 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-52 14-21 83.

Halftime—Arizona 40-28. 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma 7-20 (Thompson 3-6, Pledger 2-4, Davis 2-5, Clark 0-1, Blair 0-1, Neal 0-1, Newell 0-2), Arizona 11-16 (Mayes 3-6, Hill 2-2, Horne 2-2, Fogg 1-1 , Williams 1-1, Lavender 1-2, Parrom 1-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Oklahoma 21 (Clark, Fitzgerald 5), Arizona 31 (Hill, Perry 5). Assists—Oklahoma 13 (Newell, Pledger 3), Arizona 20 (Fogg, Hil l, Jones, Parrom 3). Total Fouls—Oklahoma 19, Arizona 11. Technical—Natyazhko. A—13,025.

Top 25

No. 18 Florida 67, American 48

FLORIDA (6-2): Tyus 5-8 4-4 14, Parsons 5-7 2-3 13, Macklin 5-9 2-3 12, Boynton 0-9 0-0 0, Walker 5-7 2-2 16, Young 0-0 0-0 0, Wilbekin 1-1 0-0 3, Yeguete 1-1 0-0 2, McClanahan 0-0 0-0 0, Prather 0-1 0-0 0 , Murphy 3-8 1-1 7. Totals 25-51 11-13 67.

AMERICAN U. (5-3): Moldoveanu 5-16 3-4 14, Lumpkins 3-7 0-0 6, Brewer 6-8 3-4 17, Hendra 4-8 0-1 9, Luptak 1-2 0-0 2, McCormack 0-1 0-0 0, Munoz 0-1 0-0 0, Simon II 0-0 0-0 0, Fisher 0-0 0-0 0, Grafft 0-0 0-0 0 , Wroblicky 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-44 6-9 48.

Halftime—Florida 30-21. 3-Point Goals—Florida 6-17 (Walker 4-6, Wilbekin 1-1, Parsons 1-2, Murphy 0-2, Boynton 0-6), American U. 4-15 (Brewer 2-4, Hendra 1-1, Moldoveanu 1-9, Luptak 0-1). Fou led Out—None. Rebounds—Florida 28 (Parsons 8), American U. 26 (Lumpkins 8). Assists—Florida 18 (Boynton 7), American U. 11 (Hendra 4). Total Fouls—Florida 13, American U. 15. A—NA.

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