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Roby lifts Nebraska over Butler 80-76 in NIT

March 21, 2019
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Nebraska's James Palmer Jr. (0) and Isaiah Roby talk during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Butler in the NIT on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Lincoln, Neb. (Francis Gardler/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
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Nebraska's James Palmer Jr. (0) and Isaiah Roby talk during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Butler in the NIT on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Lincoln, Neb. (Francis Gardler/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Isaiah Roby had a career-high 28 points as Nebraska edged past Butler 80-76 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night. James Palmer Jr. added 23 points for the Cornhuskers.

Roby shot 9 for 12 from the floor and converted 9 of 10 foul shots. He added eight rebounds.

Glynn Watson Jr. had 17 points for Nebraska (19-16). Johnny Trueblood added seven rebounds.

Sean McDermott had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (16-17). Paul Jorgensen added 12 points. Jordan Tucker had 11 points.

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