Husker men’s basketball blows out Mississippi Valley State in opener

November 9, 2018 GMT

Glynn Watson, Jr. scored 19 points to lead four players in double figures and Nebraska, which led by as many as 72 points, routed cold-shooting Mississippi Valley State 106-37 last night in the opener of the season.

The 67-point victory margin was the Huskers’ largest at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The 106 points were the most Nebraska has scored at the five-year-old arena and the 37 points the fewest scored by a Husker opponent there. In other NU basketball news, James Palmer is one of 50 players on the watch list for the Wooden Award, which is awarded to college basketball’s most outstanding player. It’s the second preseason accolade Palmer has received this week. On Monday he appeared on the watch list for the Naismith Award, which is also given to the nation’s top player. Palmer, a first-team All-Big Ten selection last season, averaged 17.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in 2017-18.