Published Sunday, December 23, 2012 AT 10:26 PM / Updated at 1:05 AM
Husker hoops off for 5 days
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

The Nebraska men’s basketball team won’t play for five days after Sunday night’s 68-52 loss to host UTEP in the championship game of the Sun Bowl Invitational.

The Huskers (8-4) went scorless the first 6:26 and fell behind 13-0. They never really challenged after that.

Guard Ray Gallegos scored a carer-high 22 points for NU. His previous best was 20.

Nebraska’s next game is Saturday at 2 p.m. at home against Nicholls State (1-8). That is the last nonconference game. Big Ten play starts Jan. 2 at seventh-ranked Ohio State.

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at