Willinois 17 30 47
Nebraska 36 26 62
Date of game: 11/12/2013

Recap: Nebraska vs. Western Ill

Lincoln, NE (SportsNetwork.com) - Walter Pitchford scored 14 points in leading the Nebraska Cornhuskers to a 62-47 victory over the Western Illinois Leathernecks in a non-conference joust at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway each added 13 points, with Petteway managing nine rebounds as well, for Nebraska (2-0). Leslee Smith chipped in 10 points off the bench.

Tate Stensgaard was the only player in double figures for Western Illinois (0-2) with 10 points.

Nebraska put forth a dominant effort in the first half and took a 36-17 lead into the locker room. The Cornhuskers hit 56 percent of their shots from the field, including 4-of-8 from beyond the arc, and held Western Illinois to just seven field goals.

After the break Nebraska cooled off, shooting at just a 32 percent clip, but the Leathernecks were unable to shoot their way back as they hit just 2-of-13 shots from 3-point range.

Nebraska forced 15 turnovers and had a 34-30 advantage on the boards.

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