Sioux Falls, S.D. — Brice Williams had a game-high 25 points while Rienk Mast and Juwan Gary put together double-doubles in Nebraska’s 84-63 win over Oregon State Saturday afternoon.
Williams finished with 25 points on 9-of-17 shooting, as Nebraska took control early with a 32-4 first-half run and improved to 5-0 on the season. The 5-0 start is NU’s best since the 2008-09 season.
Rienk Mast finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Juwan Gary added 12 points and 10 boards off the bench, as NU had a pair of double-doubles for the first time since 2021. Nebraska out-rebounded OSU, 44-31, and had 22 second-chance points, including 18 in the first half when the Huskers built a 44-24 advantage.
The Huskers trailed 11-6 early, as Jordan Pope hit his first four shots from the floor for Oregon State, but from that point it was all Huskers. NU went on a 32-4 spurt over the next 13 minutes, including a 20-0 spurt, to take a 38-15 lead after Gary’s 3-pointer.
The Huskers held Oregon State (3-1) scoreless for a stretch of 8:50 and held the Beavers to 35 percent on the afternoon.
Oregon State got to within 18 in the opening minute of the second half, but the Huskers responded with a 15-2 spurt to build a 29-point lead with just over 14 minutes remaining after a Mast basket. The Huskers led by as many as 31 before cruising to the 21-point win.
Pope led Oregon State with 25 points while Tyler Bilodeau added 15 points and seven rebounds in the loss.
The Huskers return home on Wednesday to take on Duquesne in the final game of the Cornhusker Classic. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and tickets are available for purchase by visiting Huskers.com/Tickets.