Nebraska 76, S. Dakota 68

Andre Almeida scored 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds in

his first game as a Husker to lead Nebraska to a 76-68 win over

South Dakota Friday in the season opener.

Nebraska outscored South Dakota 15-5 to open the second half,

going up 51-36 on Almeida’s spinning layup with 14:18 remaining.

The Coyotes were able to cut the margin to 10 on Charlie

Westbrook’s 3-pointer that made the score 58-48 with 9:26 left.

Nebraska’s biggest lead was 16 at 70-54 on Christian

Standhardinger’s short jumper with 5:30 left. South Dakota rallied

to cut the lead to 74-66 on Jordan Boots’ 3-pointer with 1:28


Brandon Ubel and Standhardinger added 10 points each for

Nebraska. Westbrook had 22 to lead South Dakota.

Almeida, a 6-11, 310 pound junior, transferred to Nebraska this

season from Arizona Western College.