“Somebody on the bench has to step up,” Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles said Thursday after the Huskers lost to Central Florida in the first-round of the Advocare Invitational in Orlando, Florida.

Anton Gill got the message.

The senior guard made his first five shots Friday evening on his way to 14 first-half points off the bench, and the Huskers (4-2) cruised to an 84-59 win over Marist.

Gill missed Nebraska’s first two games of the season with a groin injury and has been working his way back. He finished with 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting. He was 5-of-7 from three-point range.

James Palmer added 15 points for the Huskers, and Evan Taylor had 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting.

Nebraska shot 56.7 from the field against Marist, a day after the Huskers managed to make just 34.4 percent of their shots against UCF.

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