Nebraska Wesleyan shot a season-high 56.6 percent and hit 10 3-pointers on the night as they rolled past rival Doane College, 76-60, in GPAC men's basketball action on Wednesday night (Jan. 11) at Snyder Arena in Lincoln. The win gives NWU the all-time series lead 95-94 as the two rivals entered the game dead even in the all-time series.
After hitting just 2-14 from 3-point range in the loss on Saturday, the Prairie Wolves came out firing on Wednesday. Guards Eric Jackson and Andy Schweitzer both set new career scoring highs as they each hit five 3-pointers on the night.
Jackson, who had made just 3-20 from 3-point range in his last three GPAC games went 5-12 from beyond the arc to score a career-high 21 points.
Schweitzer topped his career-high with 19 points going 5-9 from 3-point range. Last season against Doane Schweitzer hit four 3-point baskets.
The game looked like a defensive battle at the start as neither team scored a point until nearly four minutes had gone by before Jackson nailed a 3-pointer. NWU would never trail in the game as the game would be tied at 23-23, but Doane could never get the lead as the Prairie Wolves held a 32-27 advantage at halftime.
A key run happened midway through the second half after Doane had pulled within nine points at 49-40 with 14:42 to play. From there, NWU would go on a 13-1 run over the next six minutes to build up a 21-point lead and they rolled from there.
NWU finished the game at 56.6 percent and they hit 66.7 percent (18-27) from the floor in the second half.
Besides Jackson's 21 and Schweitzer's 19, two other NWU players reached double figures.
Trevor Johnson scored 12 points and led NWU with six rebounds, while Bryce Arp had a season-high 11 points off the bench hitting 5-6 from the field. Nick Dinan set a career-high with eight assists and also recorded four steals.
Jens Scholl led Doane with 16 points.
Nebraska Wesleyan snaps their four-game losing streak to improve to 7-8 overall and 3-7 in the GPAC. The Prairie Wolves hit the road on Saturday to face No. 13 Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.