FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane had 30 points as TCU defeated Nebraska 88-72 in the second round of the NIT on Sunday night.
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...
CHICAGO (AP) — Once James Palmer Jr. pulled on his crisp red Nebraska jersey, it was mostly smooth sailing for the Cornhuskers.
Palmer scored 24 points after a late wardrobe change, and...
No. 13 seed Nebraska (16-15, 6-14) vs. No. 12 seed Rutgers (14-16, 7-13)
Big Ten Tourney First Round, United Center, Chicago; Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. EDT
Nebraska (15-14, 5-13) vs. No. 9 Michigan State (23-6, 14-4)
Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
Nebraska (15-13, 5-12) vs. No. 9 Michigan (24-4, 13-4)
Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 9 Michigan looks to give Nebraska its sixth straight...
No. 15 Purdue (19-7, 12-3) vs. Nebraska (15-12, 5-11)
Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 15 Purdue looks to give Nebraska its fifth straight...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — James Palmer made two free throws with 1.1 seconds left to give Nebraska a 62-61 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, ending the Cornhuskers' seven-game losing streak.
Minnesota's Dupree McBrayer had picked up a loose ball under the basket moments earlier, but he stepped out of bounds, giving Nebraska possession with 2.7 seconds left. Glynn Watson Jr. inbounded to Palmer, who was fouled by Amir Coffey as he went up to shoot.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — This breakout season for Nebraska has broken down.
The Cornhuskers sat 11-2 on New Year's Day, were in the national polls for the first time since 2014 and on pace to have their highest scoring team since the mid-1990s. They were playing like the team that was picked fourth in the Big Ten, and their nonconference resume prompted some early NCAA Tournament forecasters to pencil them in as high as a No. 3 seed.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four nights after Tom Izzo called out Cassius Winston for his poor play in Michigan State's previous game, the Spartans' star point guard responded better than his coach would have expected.
Winston scored a career-high 29 points to go over 1,000 for his career, had six assists and played tough defense on Glynn Watson Jr. while leading No. 6 Michigan State past Nebraska 70-64 on Thursday night.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Glynn Watson Jr. stayed when everybody else from his recruiting class left.
Don't think the fourth-year starting point guard hasn't imagined how sweet it would be if Nebraska makes good on buzz around college basketball about the Cornhuskers finally having a team capable of not just making the NCAA Tournament, but also making a run.
Two years ago, that would have been silly talk. Losses were piling up, players were fleeing and coach Tim Miles' job status was in question.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Nebraska found itself in the zone Monday night.
The No. 25 Indiana Hoosiers looked completely befuddled.
As Glynn Watson Jr. scored 15 points, Isaac Copeland added 14 and James Palmer flirted with a triple double, it was a smothering defense that helped Nebraska pull away for a 66-51 upset — its second straight victory on the Hoosiers' home court.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska finished a three-games-in-three-weeks lull with an easy win over Division II Southwest Minnesota and now get set to resume Big Ten play with three of four games on the road.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Tim Miles knows that playing games during winter break can be a struggle, learning that lesson a couple of years ago when the Cornhuskers lost to Samford on Dec. 20.
No. 25 Nebraska avoided another holiday slip-up on Saturday, defeating Cal State Fullerton 86-62 behind 23 points from James Palmer Jr. and 10 points and 10 assists from Glynn Watson Jr.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — James Palmer Jr. only made four field goals Sunday, but the Nebraska guard hit 12 of his 14 free throws to lead the Huskers to a 75-60 win over Illinois.
That's exactly what Fighting Illini coach Brad Underwood didn't want to see in the Big Ten conference opener for both teams.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Glynn Watson Jr. had 20 points to lead Nebraska past Western Illinois 73-49 Saturday. But, after the game, the senior guard wanted to talk about rebounding.
Watson led Nebraska with nine rebounds, matching his career high — and coming up one carom short of a double-double.
Last season: 22-11, lost in first round of NIT.
Coach: Tim Miles.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who's gone: Guard Evan Taylor, center Jordy Tshimanga, guard Anton Gill, center Duby Okeke.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Tim Miles was out of town this summer when he received a surprise text from Glynn Watson Jr. that touched his emotions.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After eight days off, a quick 7-0 deficit was all it took for Nebraska to wake up. From there, the Huskers played the kind of basketball that has made them a surprise team in the Big Ten.
Sophomore Isaiah Roby led a balanced attack with a career-high 21 points and eight rebounds as Nebraska defeated Minnesota 91-85 on Tuesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sophomore Isaiah Roby led a balanced attack with a career-high 21 points and eight rebounds as Nebraska defeated Minnesota 91-85 on Tuesday night.
James Palmer Jr. had 19 points and nine assists for the Huskers (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten), who won for the sixth time in seven games. Anton Gill scored 12 points, while Glynn Watson Jr. and Isaac Copeland each scored 10 for Nebraska.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — For all the scoring that Isaac Copeland did against Rutgers, it was one of the little things that gave Nebraska a much-needed road win.
Copeland scored 23 points and came up with a clutch rebound in the final minute to lead Nebraska to 60-54 victory Wednesday night.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — James Palmer Jr. played it cool after hitting the winning 3-pointer just before the buzzer to give Nebraska a 64-63 win over Illinois on Monday night.
Asked if he had ever done that before, he said, "Of course. You play basketball, you're going to hit a couple game-winners."
But even Palmer had to admit this one was special under the circumstances. The Cornhuskers were coming off a loss at Penn State on Friday and were on the verge of losing for the third time in four games.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Glynn Watson Jr. knew he needed to step up after two quiet games and give Nebraska a lift.
This will do.
Watson scored 19 points and Nebraska took control down the stretch to beat Northwestern 70-55 on Tuesday night.
"It's just on me," Watson said. "I've got to get focused."
Held to a total of three points over the previous two games against UT San Antonio and Delaware State, he sure was locked in for this one. Watson also had six rebounds and six assists.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Glynn Watson Jr. was coming off a miserable game, with six points on 2-of-11 shooting in a loss to No. 3 Michigan State. He got back on track Tuesday night.
Watson scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half and Nebraska opened up a 16-point lead early in the second half en route to a 78-68 win over No. 14 Minnesota.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nebraska had big leads slip away in both halves but still wound up victorious.
Glynn Watson Jr. scored 26 points and Nebraska hung on after nearly blowing a 22-point lead to beat Long Beach State 85-80 Sunday in the fifth-place game at the Advocare Invitational.
"He's a disruptive force," Long Beach head coach Dan Monson said of Watson. "It's almost like Richard Sherman on defense. You don't want to challenge him."
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Glynn Watson Jr. hit back-to-back baskets in the last two minutes and made four free throws in the final 12 seconds to lift Nebraska to a 72-68 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.
Nebraska struggled to score throughout the game, hitting just 39 percent of its shots from the field and making just 19 of 35 free throws in the season opener for both teams.
Eastern Illinois, which shot 40 percent for the game, led 54-48 on Montell Goodwin's 3-pointer with 9:14 left.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An easy win over Penn State provided a huge morale boost to a Nebraska team that had lost eight of its last nine games, including a bunch of close ones.
Glynn Watson Jr. and Jack McVeigh scored 15 points apiece to lead four Cornhuskers in double figures, and they used their best shooting half of the season to set the tone in an 82-66 victory Tuesday night.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Marc Loving was so open when he caught C.J. Jackson's inbounds pass, there was only one thing for him to do.
"Easy," he said. "Lay it in."
Loving did just that after he took Jackson's pass from under the basket. The ball bounced on the rim before dropping through with less than a second to play, giving Ohio State a 67-66 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could have let its surprise start in the Big Ten slip away when it failed to put away Iowa at the end of regulation.
Instead, the Cornhuskers kept battling through two overtimes and finally won 93-90 on Thursday night, and now they're off to their best start in conference play since 1975-76.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — If the start of Big Ten play is any indication, this could be a very special season for the Nebraska basketball team.
Tai Webster scored 18 points, and the Cornhuskers closed with a 14-0 run to beat Maryland 67-65 Sunday and end the Terrapins' six-game winning streak.
Nebraska trailed 65-53 with six minutes left before charging back behind Webster, who scored the game's final seven points.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Nebraska coach Tim Miles had the perfect motivational speech for his weary team Wednesday night.
Beat No. 16 Indiana, take Thursday off.
Tai Webster and Glynn Watson Jr. made sure everyone got that badly needed break. Watson scored 26 points, Webster added 21 and together they provided the scoring punches in a closing flurry that helped Nebraska shock the defending Big Ten champs 87-83 in the conference opener for both teams.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Tyrell Nelson knew what Sunday's 70-62 win over Nebraska means for Gardner-Webb.
"This is huge, this one is huge," Nelson said. "We somewhat struggled in the beginning (of the season) but this win is very big for us, going into the Christmas break and going into conference. It's very, very big for us."
Nelson scored 15 of his 24 points in the second half to help Gardner-Webb beat Nebraska 70-62 on Sunday.