Behind a career high 25 points from senior Brandon Richardson, Nebraska rallied in the second half for a 79-73 victory over Iowa Thursday night.
Richardson, a senior guard from Los Angeles, put together the most outstanding performance of his career, totaling 25 points on 9-of-10 shooting, including 6-of-7 from 3-point range, to help Nebraska come back from a seven-point halftime deficit
Richardson came up big in the game's decisive run, scoring six points in a 12-2 Husker spurt, as Nebraska erased a 61-56 deficit to take the lead for good. Richardson's 3-pointer started the run before Brandon Ubel hit a pair of free throws to pull the Huskers even at 61 with 5:29 left. Moments later, Richardson's 3-pointer - his sixth of the night - put the Huskers ahead 66-63 before Dylan Talley's jumper gave Nebraska a 68-63 lead with 3:26 left.
The Huskers (11-9, 3-6 Big Ten) had an answer for every Iowa rally, as the Hawkeyes cut the lead to two points three times, only to see Nebraska get either a big basket or a pair of free throws to keep Iowa (11-9, 3-5 Big Ten) at bay. Iowa trailed 73-71, only to see Richardson slice the Hawkeye defense for a layup to make it a four-point game. The Hawkeyes pulled to within 75-73 with 1:07 left, but Toney McCray sealed the win with a pair of free throws to seal the win.
Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations