Wichita David Kyles scored 13 points and hit four of Wichita State’s 11 three-pointers in a victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
J.T. Durley had 12 points, and Graham Hatch added 11 for Wichita State (25-8), which will play at the Bethune Cookman-Virginia Tech winner in the second round.
“That’s about as well as we’ve played in quite a while,” Shockers coach Gregg Marshall said.
Jorge Brian Diaz and Lance Jeter each scored 12 for the Cornhuskers (19-13), who ended their season with three straight losses.
Wichita State went 11-of-26 from three-point range, while Nebraska was just 2-for-18.
“When you get outscored by 27 from the three-point line, you’re not going to win many games,” Huskers coach Doc Sadler said.
Playing without injured center Andre Almeida, Nebraska missed its first seven shots and trailed 10-0.
“We didn’t give them any pressure from the get go,” Sadler said.
Colorado 88, Texas Southern 74
Boulder, Colo. — Alec Burks had 27 points and seven rebounds, Cory Higgins scored 25 points, and top-seeded Colorado beat Texas Southern in the first round of the NIT.
Freshman Andre Roberson had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Buffaloes (22-13), who will face the winner of the Cal-Mississippi game in Boulder on Friday night
Harrison Smith had 24 points, and Lawrence Johnson-Danner had 19 for Texas Southern. The Tigers (19-13) finished the season with two straight losses after winning 12 of 13 heading into the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament last weekend.