Nebraska 39 51 90
Umass 42 54 96
Date of game: 11/21/2013

Recap: Massachusetts vs. Nebraska

Charleston, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Derrick Gordon led six Massachusetts players in double figures with 20 points, and the Minutemen topped the Nebraska Cornhuskers 96-90 in the opener of the Charleston Classic.

All five UMass starters scored at least 10 points, including 16 from Sampson Carter.

Cady Lalanne had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Minutemen (4-0), who will play No. 19 New Mexico in Friday's semifinals. Maxie Esho contributed 13 points off the bench, Raphiael Putney posted 12 and Chaz Williams scored 10.

Terran Petteway paced Nebraska (3-1) with a career-high 28 points. Tai Webster, Leslee Smith and David Rivers each supplied 12 points in the loss.

The Cornhuskers closed to within 93-90 on a Webster layup with 30 seconds remaining. Webster then stole the ball from Carter, but Rivers missed a layup and Mike Peltz couldn't convert the putback.

Gordon was fouled after grabbing the rebound and made 1-of-2 free throws.

Nebraska fouled again after Shavon Shields missed a three-pointer and Williams sealed the win at the charity stripe.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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