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Creighton vs. Nebraska: Halftime Notes

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It's been nothing short of a sloppy start to this one, as Creighton trails Nebraska 28-27 after one half of play.

The two teams have combined for 15 turnovers after 20 minutes of action. The Bluejays have failed to capitalize on Nebraska's mistakes, but the Huskers have pounced in a big way. After 20 minutes, Nebraska has scored 11 points off of their in-state rival's turnovers, which have proven to be enormously costly.

Nebraska's best player Terran Petteway has shown up in a big way in the first half. He's got 14 points and shot 5-for-10 from the field, with a 3-for-7 mark from the perimeter. That's a game high mark thus far as no other player has hit the double digit mark.

Neither team is shooting particularly well thus far. Creighton has a mark of 45.8 percent, with an eFG% of 56.25 percent, while Nebraska shot 36.4 percent from the field, and an eFG% of 40.9 percent. Austin Chatman's been the hallmark of efficiently so far, shooting 4-for-5 from the field and netting nine points.

Both teams are tied in the rebounding department at 17 apiece. Creighton holds the edge defensively at 13-9, but Nebraska has an 8-4 edge on the offensive side of the glass.

Nebraska has 0.903 points per possession and a turnover% of 16.1 percent, while the Jays have scored 0.9 points per possession, with a turnover% of 33.3 percent.

Enjoy the second half!