Nebraska Beats Tennessee 82-71

Posted at 6:40 PM, Nov 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-28 19:40:12-05

Tai Webster scored 18 points and Andrew White III had all of his 15 in the second half as Nebraska beat Tennessee 82-71 on Saturday in the third-place game of the Barclays Center Classic.

The Cornhuskers (5-2) used a 21-5 run spanning halftime to take command and their biggest lead was 60-38 with 12:29 to play. Nebraska used some stifling defense and control of the boards to take control, holding the Volunteers to 2-for-16 shooting during the big run.

Tennessee (4-3) was able to get to 70-60 with 7:19 to go but couldn't cut the lead to single digits until the final minute.