LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-1) defeated the USC Trojans (3-4), 63-51, Monday night at the Devaney Center.
GALLEGOS LEADS OFFENSE:
Coming into the season, most of the scoring was expected to come from the seniors. But one player who is leaving a lasting impression is redshirt junior Ray Gallegos. Gallegos scored 20 points against the Trojans, and hit a career high six three-pointers.
“I’m proud of Ray, he’s worked so hard,” said Nebraska head coach Tim Miles. “He didn’t get many good looks, but when he did, he made them pay.”
Towards the end of the first half, after hitting multiple three's, Gallegos got in the face of the defender and had a few words for him. When asked if Ray got his point across, he responded,
“I think so.” With a huge smile across his face.
Gallegos also said his confidence is at an all time high, and his teammates just want him to stay aggressive.
USC Coach Kevin O’Neil added this on the junior’s play.
“He was the difference in the game. He made big time shots and really got them going at the end of the first half and continued in the second half. Any time you shoot 11-of-17 from the three-point line, you are going to be difficult to beat.”
CONFIDENCE CARRYING HUSKERS
Coming into a season with no expectation, the Huskers are out to prove many people wrong. With not one guy that consistently can score the ball, Miles relies on the senior and Gallegos to take most of the load. Senior forward Dylan Talley talked about the confidence growing this season.
“I think the confidence is building,” said Talley. “Everyone is starting to play better. Dre is playing better, David (Rivers) gave us energy today, Ray’s been shooting the ball off the charts. Were just starting to click a lot better than we were before.”
WEBSTER CHECKS OUT LINCOLN
In one of the most anticipated recruiting visits that Nebraska basketball has ever had, 18-year old Tai Webster took his official visit to Lincoln on Monday night. Webster is a four-star prospect and plays for the Tall Blacks, in New Zealand. Webster saw one of the biggest crowds that the Huskers have had in years, and arguably the loudest since Nebraska Upset No. 11 Indiana last season. The game ended with the chant from the student section, “We Want Webster!”
The Huskers take on the No. 13 Creighton Blue Jays, Thursday night, at the Devaney Center.
- Josh Harvey -