Nebraska 93, High Five America 84
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Carl Hayes scored 25 points and made a key steal in the last two minutes as Nebraska defeated High Five America 93-84 in an exhibition game Monday night.
Nebraska hit its first eight shots of the game to open up a 19-3 lead. High Five cut the margin to two points with five minutes remaining, but the Cornhuskers outscored the all-star team 11-2 to take a 45-34 halftime lead.
Ken Travis, who finished with a game-high 34 points, scored 24 after intermission as High Five chipped away at the Nebraska lead. They cut it to two points with just under six minutes remaining. High Five pulled into a tie at 80 on Dexter Howard’s two free throws with 1:55 left in the game.
But Eric Piatkowski who had seven of his 21 points in the last two minutes, then hit two field goals, the second coming after Hayes’ steal, to give Nebraska an 84-80 lead.
Derick Chandler added 14 points, Chris Cresswell had 11, and Dapreis Owens and Jamar Johnson each had 10 for the Huskers.
Howard scored 18 for High Five and Earl Kelly added 12.