February 13, 2007

Maric scores 41 as Huskers dump Cats

LINCOLN, Neb. - Aleks Maric scored 18 first-half points for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Kansas State shot six air balls in the first 20 minutes of action. And the second half got worst for the Wildcats in a 74-63 loss Tuesday night at the Devaney Center.

The Wildcats trailed just 29-23 at halftime despite one of their more dreadful halves of basketball this season. Then they were outscored 11-5 in the first 4:08 of the second half. Yes, the night went from bad to worse for Coach Bob Huggins' team, although the Wildcats hung around within striking distance most of the night.

If Huggins thought he saw enough of Maric in the first half, the 6-foot-11 junior only got better in the second half. Maric ended the night with 41 points and eight rebounds, making him only the fourth player in Nebraska basketball history to score 40 or more points in a game. Maric shot an astonishing 25 free throws, making 15.

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