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Recap - Nebraska Defeats Arkansas State 79-67

Nebraska earned a 79-67 victory over Arkansas State on Saturday, getting 15 points from Shavon Shields at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Bettors who backed Nebraska were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 8.5 at sportsbooks.

Ray Gallegos had 13 points for Nebraska and Walter Pitchford chipped in with 12 points. Deverell Biggs had 6 assists for them, while Walter Pitchford was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Arkansas State got 27 points from Kirk Van Slyke in a losing cause and another 18 points from Melvin Johnson III. Melvin Johnson III contributed 3 assists for them, while Kirk Van Slyke had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Nebraska were victorious, as the score was 50-27 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Nebraska as they grabbed 39 boards, while Arkansas State only had 36.