Recap: Nebraska vs. Valparaiso
Lincoln, NE (Sports Network) - Brandon Ubel hit two key free throws and finished with 17 points as the Nebraska Cornhuskers held off the Valparaiso Crusaders, 50-48, as part of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic at Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Ray Gallegos also scored in double figures for Nebraska (2-0) with 14 points including a a 4-of-6 effort from beyond the arc.
Kevin Van Wijk poured in 20 points for Valparaiso (2-1). Ryan Broekhoff had eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
At halftime, Nebraska led 28-22 after shooting 47.8 percent from the floor while limiting Valparaiso to 34.8 percent.
The Cornhuskers' were ahead 48-37 with a little more than seven minutes remaining and seemed to be poised to coast to a win. From there Valparaiso rattled off a 9-0 run over the next seven minutes and were within two points with 14 seconds remaining. Ubel was fouled on the next possession and calmly knocked down two free throws to put the game out of reach.
Nebraska will continue play in the event on Sunday against Nebraska-Omaha.Game Notes