LINCOLN, Neb. -
ALMEIDA STEPS UP BIG
Nebraska center Andre Almeida helped lead the Huskers pass the Mavericks Sunday afternoon. The senior had 19 points, to go along with seven rebounds. Getting Almeida involved was important against an undersized Mavericks team.
“I thought Andre was obviously a dominant force,” said head coach Tim Miles. “He really did a nice job. We need someone to step up, and it mind as well be him. Lets get him the ball where he deserves it and see what he can do with it.
TALLEY LEADS THE WAY FOR THE HUSKERS
Senior small forward Dylan Talley led the Huskers against the Mavs with 22 points and five rebounds. After a slow start, Talley took over in the second half, not settling for three’s but getting to the basket as well.
“He took a whole bunch of three’s early," said Miles. "Then he kind of decided that were not going to lose this game…I thought he was a stronger guy, then he made plays.”
DOMINATE THE PAINT
With no one player that consistently gets to basket for the Huskers, Miles is searching for other ways to put points on the board. With free throw points also coming at a premium, using every opportunity in the paint via senior Brandon Ubel and Almeida will be a key for the Huskers this season.
“One of the keys to the game was dominate the paint, and the paint points were 46 to 14,” said Miles. “I believe the open shot is the best shot you can get, but if you focus on a mismatch, you kind of quit playing.”
*75 points is the most points the Huskers have scored since February, 18th, when they beat Illinois, 80-57.
*22 points was a career high for Dylan Talley
- Josh Harvey -