Azubuike tops ratings with career night in victory at Nebraska
1 - Udoka Azubuike: Bill Self made him the focal point of practice all week, rode him hard, urged teammates to get him the ball and, presto, the sophomore center from Nigeria responded with a career night. He totaled 26 points and 10 rebounds and had the game-saving blocked shot. Five of his boards came on the offensive end.
2 - Devonte’ Graham: Made 4 of 7 3-point shots and the rest of the team shot 3 of 15 from long distance. Did a nice job of feeding Azubuike, threw a high-velocity lob to Lagerald Vick for one of his eight assists. Scored 18 points.
3 - Lagerald Vick: Played the sort of alert defense Self wants out of him, delivering on-time help and using his quickness and long reach to disrupt the Cornhuskers with three steals and a blocked shot. Also had nine points, five rebounds and three assists.
4 - Svi Mykhailiuk: Shook a rough first half and scored 10 of his 14 points in the final 9:56, including the game-winning 3-point shot from deep in the left corner with 23.2 seconds left. Went on his scoring spurt right after taking a charge.
5 - Mitch Lightfoot: Contributed six points and four rebounds in 14 minutes and made 4 of 4 free throws. Strong effort.
6 - Marcus Garrett: Played 16 scoreless minutes and had there rebounds and two steals. Has played 79 minutes in the past five games and has scored two points, shooting 1 of 10 from the field and 0 of 6 from 3-point range.
7 - Malik Newman: Coming off a concussion, Newman was scoreless in 31 minutes, Newman went 0 for 6 from the field, 0 for 3 from 3 and had six rebounds and a steal.
8 - Sam Cunliffe: Played two minutes in the first half and never came back in.
1 - Lagerald Vick (87)
2 - Devonte' Graham (86)
3 - Svi Mykhailiuk (80)
4 - Udoka Azubuike (76)
5 - Malik Newman (59)
6 - Marcus Garrett (55)
7 - Mitch Lightfoot (46)
8 - Sam Cunliffe (3)