Fred Hoiberg’s first technical at Nebraska sparks Huskers in win over Ohio State

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska men’s basketball held Ohio State to a season-low 60 points en route to a close win Wednesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Husker forward Juwan Gary is out for the season, and stepping up in his place was redshirt freshman Denim Dawson, who set a career high with eight rebounds and posted seven points.

After a low-scoring first half, the Buckeyes led 22-21. But Nebraska scored 42 points in the second half to win 63-60.

Also in the second half, head coach Fred Hoiberg was issued the first technical foul of his Nebraska coaching tenure.

“I obviously don’t lose my mind a lot, but I wanted to go out there and fight for them,” he said. “I’ve had times where I’ve tried to get technicals, and they don’t give them to me. Tonight, I went out and was a little bit heated.”

According to the team, it was just the extra motivation the Huskers needed.

“We liked it,” Dawson said. “Coach showing his emotions helped us. We huddled up and were like alright, ‘The game is not going how we want. Calls are getting missed, but we said we were gonna win this no matter what.’”

Sam Griesel finished with 15 points, his 10th double-digit scoring effort of the season.

And in his second start of the season, Keisei Tominaga finished with 11 points, his 10th double-digit effort this year.

With the win, Nebraska improved to 10-9 on the season, matching last season’s win total.

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