|Dugat leads Baylor past Nebraska 72-70|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 19 January 2008 15:38|
Nebraska (11-5, 0-3) made just two field goals in the last nine minutes of the game. The Huskers hit 10 of 12 free throws in the final 3:34 after struggling from the line earlier in the game. Nebraska finished 21 of 34. Baylor hit 20 of 26 free throws.
The Bears hit their first three shots of the second half to erase Nebraska's five-point halftime lead. Baylor led 49-45 when Nebraska put together a 9-0 run, taking a 54-49 lead on Aleks Maric's dunk with 9:33 left.
Baylor answered with nine straight points to go up 58-54 on Aaron Bruce's jumper with 5:32 remaining. The game stayed close to the end with Nebraska taking its last lead 64-63 on Maric's free throws with 2:15 left.
Curtis Jerrells' 3-pointer from the top of the key put Baylor up 66-64 and Dugat's runner made it 68-64. Nebraska didn't get closer than three until Sek Henry's 3-pointer at the buzzer.
The Bears had raced out to a 13-3 lead in the first 3 1/2 minutes of the game. Trailing 24-17 after Dugat's 3-pointer with 8:51 left in the half, Nebraska clamped down defensively, holding the Bears to just two field goals and a free throw in the remainder of the half. The Huskers outscored Baylor 18-6 in that stretch to lead 35-30 at half.
Joining Dugat in double figures were Kevin Rogers with 13 points, LaceDarius Dunn with 12 and Bruce with 11.
Maric led Nebraska with 21 points, but made just 6 of his 18 shots. Steve Harley added 15 points.