Tai Webster buzzer-beater caps off first-half comeback

Tai Webster.
Tai Webster.

Tall Blacks guard Tai Webster helped the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers pull off an impressive first-half comeback but it was all in vain in their NCAA Big Ten Conference loss to the Northwestern Wildcats this morning.

Webster sank a three-pointer on the half-time buzzer to cap off a 14-0 run for Nebraska, turning a 10-point deficit with just over two minutes remaining in the half into a 37-33 lead.

However the Wildcats found their composure in the second half to win the clash 74-66, handing Webster's Cornhuskers their seventh defeat of the season.

Webster, playing his senior season at Nebraska, finished with a game high 17 points. He also had six rebounds, three assists and two steals in the defeat.

Webster has had a strong start to the season to date, leading the 9-7 Cornhuskers in scoring with an average 17.7 per game and assists at 4.1 per game.

- NZ Herald

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