LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Glynn Watson Jr. scored a career-high 23 points as Nebraska shook loose from Sacramento State early in the second half to take an 83-61 win Sunday.
The Huskers (1-0) led just 36-33 at halftime, but opened the second period with a 9-2 run, going up 45-35 on Tai Webster's driving layup with 17:22 left. The Huskers hit 10 of 12 shots in the first eight minutes of the second half, taking a 58-44 lead on Webster's jumper with 12:23 remaining.
Webster scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half. Watson had 17 points in the first half to keep the cold-shooting Huskers in the game.
Sophomore Watson tied his career high in the first half, scoring 17 points on 7 of 10 shots. The rest of the Huskers were just 9 of 29 in the half.
Nebraska never trailed, but saw Sacramento State (0-2) tie the game at 31 on Jeff Wu's basket with 2:01 left in the first half. Watson responded with a 3-point play to put the Huskers in the lead for good.
Ed Morrow Jr. had 15 points for Nebraska. Jack McVeigh had 14 points.
Nick Hornsby led Sacramento State with 14 points. Justin Strings had 12 for the Hornets, but hit just 4 of 19 shots.