Nebraska tops Savannah State 68-48

Nebraska tops Savannah State 68-48

Published Jan. 5, 2011 8:50 p.m. ET

-- Jorge Brian Diaz scored eight of his 13 points during an 11-1 run to open the second half as Nebraska pulled away from Savannah State, 68-48, for its 10th straight victory.

Nebraska (12-2) has won 10 games in a row for the 10th time in school history -- and the first time since 1994-1995. The Cornhuskers, who entered the game ranked second nationally in scoring defense, held their fourth straight opponent under 50 points. None of the teams Nebraska has defeated in the winning streak has scored more than 60 points.

Savannah State (2-16) stayed close in the first half, leading 20-17 before a 6-0 Nebraska run to end the period. The Huskers came out hot in the second half, hitting five of their first seven shots to go up 33-22 on Diaz's hook shot from the right block with 16:42 left.

The Tigers never got within double digits the rest of the game.

Cedric Smith led Savannah State with 14 points.

Updated January 5, 2011