Nebraska Men Hold Off The Citadel



LINCOLN -- Terran Petteway had 27 points, including a mid-second half dunk that gave Nebraska the lead for good as the Huskers pulled away late to down The Citadel 77-62 Saturday.  Nebraska (8-3) trailed The Citadel (4-9) 51-49 when Leslee Smith had a game-tying dunk with 10:58 left. Petteway then stole a fumbled Bulldog dribble at the Bulldog free throw line and went the length of the court for a dunk that started a 13-7 Husker run.  Deverell Biggs' put back gave Nebraska a 64-56 lead with 6:15 remaining. Nebraska took a double-digit lead on Pettaway's free throws that made the score 66-56 with four minutes left. The Citadel went 4 1/2 minutes without scoring during the Nebraska run.  Nebraska outscored The Citadel 26-11 in the game's final 11 minutes. Nebraska, which made just 12 of its first 22 free throws, hit 10 of its last 12 attempts to seal the win.

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