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USF men fall to Nebraska on final day of Cayman Islands Classic

The Bulls can’t match the Huskers’ efficient shooting in a 74-67 defeat
USF coach Brian Gregory (left) watched his club commit only nine turnovers, but shoot only 38.6 percent from the floor, in Wednesday's loss to Nebraska on the Cayman Islands. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]
USF coach Brian Gregory (left) watched his club commit only nine turnovers, but shoot only 38.6 percent from the floor, in Wednesday's loss to Nebraska on the Cayman Islands. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times] [ OCTAVIO JONES | Times ]
Published Nov. 28, 2019

Behind the efficient perimeter tandem of Haanif Cheatham and Dachon Burke, Nebraska (4-3) rallied from a seven-point second-half deficit against USF (3-4) for a 74-67 triumph Wednesday on Day 3 of the Cayman Islands Classic.

USF, which dropped its final two tournament games after a 66-55 victory Monday afternoon against Loyola Chicago, returns home to play Furman on Monday night.

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Cheatham and Burke, among eight Division I transfers on the Cornhuskers roster, combined for 47 points, with each finishing 8-for-11 from the floor. As a team, Nebraska committed only nine turnovers and shot 55.1 percent (27-for-49) from the floor, the third time in four games it has eclipsed 50 percent.

USF also finished with only nine turnovers and 27 field goals, but attempted 21 more shots. Guards David Collins and Laquincy Rideau combined for 31 to lead the Bulls. Seven-foot sophomore Michael Durr added eight points and 11 rebounds.