Nebraska puts No. 23 Ohio State on upset alert with hot first half in Columbus
Nebraska is taking a lead into halftime over No. 23 Ohio State in Columbus after a hot-shooting half for the Huskers.
It did not start off all Nebraska. Ohio State took a little bit to find its footing but finally built a solid lead over the Huskers.
A 3-point field goal by Justin Ahrens made it a 7-point lead for the Buckeyes at 26-19 with just over 9 minutes left before halftime.
.@ahrensjustin12 with the slick shot fake ➡️ 3️⃣.
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— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) March 2, 2022
The rest of the first half was a different story with the Huskers getting out on the fastbreak and shooting the ball well before the break. Bryce McGowens produced one high-flying dunk to punctuate a solid stretch for Nebraska as the Huskers raced to a 43-39 lead at halftime.
.@BryceMcgowens5 got 🆙!!!
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— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) March 2, 2022
Coming out of the break, McGowens has 12 points while C.J. Wilcher leads Nebraska with 13 points off the bench. As a team, the Huskers shot 55.6% from the floor and 6-for-12 from 3-point range in the first half. E.J. Liddell leads Ohio State with 13 points while Malaki Branham has 10.