COLLEGE PARK, MD —The Nebraska men’s basketball team got a 25-point performance from the bench, but fell 82-63 to the Maryland Terrapins on the road Saturday.
The Cornhuskers (10-12, 3-8) had two players score in double figures, led by Derrick Walker, who had 16 points and eight rebounds. Sam Hoiberg added 15 points off the bench and Sam Griesel added eight points and six assists.
Nebraska shared the ball well in Saturday’s game, racking up 15 assists on 24 made field goals. Griesel’s six assists paced the Cornhuskers and C.J. Wilcher also added three assists of his own.
How It Happened
Nebraska struggled out of the gate, falling behind 40-30 heading into halftime.
Maryland kept widening its lead after intermission, constructing a 78-56 advantage before Nebraska went on a 6-0 run to shrink the deficit to 78-62 with 1:40 to go in the contest. Maryland responded and outscored the Cornhuskers the rest of the way, ending the game with a final score of 82-63. Nebraska got a boost from its bench in the period, as non-starters accounted for 12 of its 33 total points.
*-Sam Hoiberg had a career high for the second straight game with 15 points off the bench, including 3-3 3-pointers in a career high 26 minutes. Hoiberg entered the game with 13 points all season.
*-With Hoiberg’s performance on Saturday, Nebraska now had had 10 players post double-figure games this season, including freshmen in consecutive games (Dawson-NW; Hoiberg-MD)
*-Derrick Walker reached double figures for the team-high 13th time with 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Walker also led NU with eight rebounds.
*-With his eight rebounds today, Derrick Walker went over 500 for his career. He now has 504 career rebounds.
*-Nebraska shot 53.3 percent from the floor today, the seventh time Nebraska shot 50 percent from the field this season. It was also NU’s best shooting night in Big Ten play (previous high was .508 at Minnesota). NU was 6-0 this season when shooting at least 50 percent.
Maryland set Nebraska opponent highs for free throws made (24), attempted (26) and percentage (.923) Prior to today, the opponent high in free throws made this year against Nebraska was 16 at Purdue. Prior to the game, opponents were shooting .658 from the line against Nebraska in 2022-23.