Nebraska basketball defeats Queens in final nonconference game

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska men’s basketball defeated Queens University 75-65 in its final nonconference matchup of the season at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Tuesday night.

The win snapped a three-game skid for the Huskers, and they finish nonconference play at 7-4.

Nebraska had five players in double figures, and Derrick Walker finished with 13 points, his seventh double-figure effort in eight games.

Lincoln native Sam Griesel scored a team-high 16 points and Keisei Tominaga had 15 points off the bench, his eighth double-figure game of the season.

“I think in the first half we did a pretty good job of (generating energy), but in the second half, we were pretty lackluster talking, communicating and not generating our own energy,” Griesel said.

Head coach Fred Hoiberg said the win was exactly what the team needed ahead of a holiday break and conference play.

“We needed to get a win to get our guys feeling good about it,” he said. “Get them home for a couple of days. Get some well-deserved rest and time with their families and come back on Christmas night for a good workout.”

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