Husker Basketball Wins in Italy 87-56

Fred Hoiberg won his first game as Nebraska's Head Coach on Monday. Jervay Green’s 15 points led four Huskers in double figures, as Nebraska opened its Italian Tour with an 87-56 win over Stella Azzurra Academy.

Freshman Kevin Cross scored 13 points off the bench while Dachon Burke and Matej Kavas added 11 and 10 points.

The Huskers led 25-15 at the end of the first quarter. Nebraska continued to stretch the lead and took a 47-28 lead into the locker room.

In the third quarter, NU led 64-41 at the end of three periods.

Nebraska opened the fourth quarter with an 8-2 run and went on to post 31-point win.

The Huskers will wrap up their stay in Rome on Tuesday before leaving for Florence and a matchup with Silute Basketball Club Wednesday evening (1 p.m. Lincoln time).

Scorers: Jervay Green 15; Kevin Cross 13; Dachon Burke 11; Matej Kavas 10; Shamiel Stevenson 9; Haanif Cheatham 7; Delano Banton 7; Samari Curtis 5; Charlie Easley 3; Jace Piatkowski 3; Thorir Thorbjarnarson 2; Bret Porter 2