Nebraska beats Ohio 71-58 for 5th place

Nebraska beats Ohio 71-58 for 5th place

Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields each scored 22 points as Nebraska beat Ohio 72-58 on Thursday to claim fifth place in the Diamond Head Classic.

Petteway shot 6 of 14 from the field and 9 of 13 from the free-throw line and grabbed 10 rebounds. Shields made 7 of 14 field goals and hit all seven of his free throw attempts.

The Cornhuskers (8-4) did not trail in the game and also got 13 rebounds and eight points from David Rivers. It was their second consecutive victory and third in their last four games.

Javarez Willis had team-highs of 15 points and eight rebounds and Maurice Mdour chipped in 12 points for the Bobcats (4-6).

Nebraska held a 32-30 lead at halftime despite going scoreless for more than six minutes in the first half.