Nebraska rallies in second half, beats UAPB 82-58

Nov 20, 2022, 1:50 AM | Updated: 3:56 pm
Alongside teammates on the bench, Nebraska's Wilhelm Breidenbach, second from front right, celebrat...

Alongside teammates on the bench, Nebraska's Wilhelm Breidenbach, second from front right, celebrates after a 3-point basket against Arkansas-Pine Bluff during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)

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              Arkansas-Pine Bluff players stand for the playing of the national anthem before playing against Nebraska in an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)
            
              From front left to right, Nebraska's Sam Griesel shoots against Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Shaun Doss Jr. and Ismael Plet during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)
            
              Nebraska's Juwan Gary (4) shoots against Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Zach Reinhart (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)
            
              Nebraska's Juwan Gary, right, guards against Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Shaun Doss Jr. during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)
            
              Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Shaun Doss Jr., behind, reaches for the ball against Nebraska's Sam Griesel during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 82-58. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)
            
              Nebraska's Juwan Gary (4) grabs a rebound against Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Robert Lewis (22) and Kylen Milton (1) alongside Nebraska's C.J. Wilcher (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)
            
              Nebraska head coach Fred Hoiberg yells to his team from the sideline as they play against Arkansas-Pine Bluff during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)
            
              Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Kylen Milton (1) passes the ball against Nebraska's Sam Griesel (5) and Jamarques Lawrence (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)
            
              Nebraska's Sam Griesel (5) dunks over Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Brahm Harris (14), Shaun Doss Jr. (21), Robert Lewis (22) and AC Curry (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)
            
              Alongside teammates on the bench, Nebraska's Wilhelm Breidenbach, second from front right, celebrates after a 3-point basket against Arkansas-Pine Bluff during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Juwan Gary scored 17 points, Blaise Keita had a double-double, and Nebraska rallied in the second half to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 82-58 on Sunday.

The Cornhuskers trailed 39-36 at halftime then shot 57% in the second half, outscoring the Golden Lions 46-19. Keita scored 13 of his 14 points after intermission and finished with 10 rebounds.

C.J. Wilcher had 15 points and Wilhelm Breidenbach 10 off the bench for Nebraska (3-1). Gary had seven rebounds.

Freshman guard Zach Reinhart led UAPB (1-6) with 17 points in 30 minutes of play off the bench. Shaun Doss Jr. scored 12 points, eight below his average.

The Cornhuskers fell behind by eight points in the second half before their 8-0 run tied it at 44 with 15:49 to go. Doss responded with a 3-pointer on the Golden Lions’ next possession, but that would be their final lead of the game.

UAPB scored four points in a 9 1/2-minute stretch while Nebraska built a 77-53 lead.

The Cornhuskers were coming off a 70-50 loss at St. John’s three days earlier. UAPB was playing its sixth game in 13 days.

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Nebraska rallies in second half, beats UAPB 82-58