LINCOLN, Neb. — Bo Spencer had 18 points and eight assists to lead Nebraska to a 76-64 win over South Dakota State on Saturday.
Nebraska (4-1) scored seven straight points early in the second half, ending with David Rivers’ three-point play that made the score 42-30 with 15:30 remaining.
The Jackrabbits (4-3) cut Nebraska’s to 50-45 with their own 7-0 spurt that ended with Griffan Callahan’s 3-pointer with 9:27 left. Callahan hit seven 3- pointers to lead South Dakota State with 25 points.
The Cornhuskers pulled away from there, though, taking a 66-53 lead on Toney McRae’s short jumper with 3:55 remaining.
Nate Wolters had 19 points, hitting 13 of 14 free throws for South Dakota State. Prince had 11 for the Jackrabbits.
Brandon Ubel, Dylan Talley and McRae each had 12 points for Nebraska.