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Cougars Fall To Huskers In Hawai'i, 70-57

Dion Dowell (File Photo)
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Dec. 23, 2006

Final Stats

HONOLULU (AP) - Alecs Merik scored 21 points as Nebraska dominated Houston in the second half to win 70-57 on Saturday in the third-place game of the Rainbow Classic.

Sek Henry added a career-high 20 points, including three 3-pointers, as the Cornhuskers (8-3) went on a 20-3 run after the half to overcome a 39-34 deficit.

Houston (5-5) was led by Dion Dowell with 24 points and seven rebounds. Robert Lee scored 12.

Meric, Nebraska's 6-foot-11 center, pulled down 15 rebounds as he repeatedly got underneath the rim to jam in several dunks over the heads of Houston's defenders.

Nebraska gained the momentum when a last-second 3-pointer by Robert McKiver before the half was disqualified by referees who determined he didn't get the shot off before the buzzer. McKiver finished with seven points.

From there, the Cougars couldn't seem to make a shot, starting the second half hitting just one of their first 17 shots from the field and sinking only five field goals overall in the second hal.

Houston's loss was the Cougars' fourth in their last five games. Their only victory in the tournament was a 68-46 triumph over former Conference USA member Charlotte.

Houston will return home to play host to UNLV on Dec. 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Hofheinz Pavilion, where the Cougars are 3-0 this season.

 

 

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