Gibson leads Men's Basketball past Nebraska in Lincoln
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Daniel Gibson scored all 12 of his points in the final 14:32, and No. 10 Texas overcame its second straight dismal shooting performance to beat Nebraska 63-53 on Saturday.
The Longhorns (13-3, 2-1 Big 12) bounced back from a 74-63 road loss to Texas A&M on Wednesday, but it came at a price. Freshman forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who had 10 points and eight rebounds, was injured with 6:57 left and watched the rest of the game from the bench with ice on his left knee.
Joe McCray was 5-of-12 from 3-point range and had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Nebraska (8-5, 2-1), which had its four-game winning streak ended.
Texas, which plays host to No. 6 Oklahoma State on Monday, shot just 40.8 percent. The Longhorns shot a season-low 32.3 percent against Texas A&M.
As bad as Texas' shooting was, Nebraska's was worse.
The Cornhuskers hit just 30.5 percent from the field, and they were overly reliant on the 3-pointer, going 8-of-27 (29.6 percent) from long range.
John Turek's putback gave Nebraska its last lead, 47-46, with 6:23 left. The Huskers went 5 minutes without another field goal.
Gibson took over at that point. He scored on a layin, two free throws and a jumper before Kenny Taylor hit a 3 to put the Longhorns up 55-49 with 2:37 left.
Sydmill Harris added 11 points for the Longhorns.
Turek had 13 points and Marcus Neal Jr. added 12 for the Huskers.
The teams were tied at 26 at halftime thanks to McCray's 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range.
The Huskers led 11-0 after McCray hit two 3s and Neal one and the Longhorns missed their first eight shots.
Texas warmed up, getting easy inside baskets by Brad Buckman and Taylor.
Harris hit two 3s during a 12-0 run that gave the Longhorns a brief lead. Nebraska went 6½ minutes without a field goal before Neal made a layup late in the half.