Nebraska 72, E. Washington 42

Jorge Brian Diaz scored 14 points, 12 of them in the first half,

as Nebraska cruised by Eastern Washington 72-42 Saturday for its

seventh consecutive win.

Nebraska (9-2) held Eastern Washington (3-7) to just four field

goals in the game’s first 16 minutes en route to a 33-22 halftime

lead. The Eagles got no closer in the second half, scoring only

four points in the first eight minutes of the period. Nebraska used

a 9-0 run to go up 47-26 on Andre Almeida’s short inside shot with

11:44 remaining.

Eastern Washington struggled from the floor the entire game,

shooting 21 percent. The 42 points are the fewest Eastern

Washington has scored this season. Nebraska held an opponent under

50 points for the third time this season.

Lance Jeter added 11 points for Nebraska and Caleb Walker had

10.

Kevin Winford led Eastern Washington with 14 points.