Nebraska's Pitchford to quit basketball to focus on studies
Pitchford, who announced his decision Monday, started 26 games this past season and averaged 7.2 points and 4.7 rebounds. He scored in double digits nine times, including a career-high 19 points against Tennessee-Martin and at Maryland.
The 6-foot-10 forward in 2014 helped lead the Cornhuskers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1998. He averaged 9.3 points, and his 41 percent shooting on 3-pointers ranked seventh in the Big Ten.