OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska used a strong start and never let off the gas to power by Creighton 94-74 on December 8 inside Pinnacle bank Arena.
The Huskers led by as many as 21 in the first half. Guard Thomas Allen was a big reason why as he had 13 points in the first half. He finished with 16 on the game.
Creighton guard Mitch ballock did everything he could to keep the bluejays around. He had 14 first half points and a timely three right before halftime that gave the Bluejays some momentum going into the locker room.
Creighton would get within eight in the second half, but no closer than that as Nebraska would pull away. Forward James Palmer Jr. played like a star with 30 points on the game. Forward Isaiah Roby scored 15 points and had eight rebounds to spark Nebraska as well.
Ballock finished with 23 points. Creighton guard Ty-Shon Alexander had just 10 points in the game.
The Huskers beat the Jays for the first time since 2010, snapping a seven game winning streak by Creighton.