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.
No. 4 seed Nebraska (19-16) vs. No. 1 seed TCU (21-13)
NIT Second Round, Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas; Sunday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
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...
Nebraska (18-15, 8-14) vs. No. 4 seed Wisconsin (22-9, 14-6)
Big Ten Tourney Quarterfinals, United Center, Chicago; Friday, 2 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: A spot in the Big Ten semifinals is...
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 (17-15, 7-14) vs. No. 5 seed Maryland (22-9, 13-7)
Big Ten Tourney Second Round, United Center, Chicago; Thursday, 2 p.m. EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Nebraska coach Tim Miles was grinning ear to ear and waving to the fans as he jogged into the tunnel when his night took a comical turn.
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
Iowa (21-9, 10-9) vs. Nebraska (15-15, 5-14)
Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Iowa looks to extend Nebraska's conference losing streak to five...
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...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Lamar Stevens has done nearly everything well in a season full of disappointment for Penn State. Shooting 3-pointers hasn't been one of his specialties,...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Pundits love to say defense wins basketball games, and Illinois coach Brad Underwood agreed wholeheartedly on Saturday as the Illini handed Nebraska its fifth straight defeat 71-64.
Kipper Nichols scored 18 points and Ayo Dosunmu 13 for Illinois (7-15, 3-8 Big Ten). Trent Frazier added 11 points for Illinois.
Underwood gave his team credit for a swarming defense, something the Illini have become known for in the conference.
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.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Nebraska got 29 points from James Palmer Jr. and the Huskers pulled away in the second half to defeat Oklahoma State 79-56 on Sunday night at the Sanford Pentagon.
Palmer came in averaging 18.7 points per game but blew by that number early in the second half. He scored a season-high 30 points in Nebraska's last outing, a 19-point win over Creighton on Dec. 8.
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.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Aric Holman had 16 points and 10 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season, Lamar Peters was four assists shy of a NIT record with a career-high 14 and Mississippi State won its first post-season game since 2010 with a 66-59 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night in the first round.
Mississippi State (23-11) is in the postseason for the first time since a 101-96 double-overtime loss to UMass in the 2012 NIT.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — James Palmer Jr. was driving to the basket, making 3-pointers from the corner, hitting mid-range jumpers. The guy seemed unstoppable.
"When you get in a rhythm, everybody knows it and they throw you the rock and you don't think you can miss," Palmer said after scoring 24 of his 26 points in the second half of Nebraska's 70-66 win over Maryland on Tuesday night. "Guys were doing a great job finding me."
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.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Trailing by double digits in the second half, Nebraska seemed on the verge of a resume-crushing loss to a struggling Wisconsin team.
But a switch to a 1-3-1 zone on the defensive end and a scrapping of their sets for a spread-motion offense allowed the Cornhuskers to pull off an important comeback win.
James Palmer Jr. scored 28 points and keyed the second-half comeback, as Nebraska rallied for a 74-63 victory on Monday night.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — James Palmer Jr. scored 28 points, Isaac Copeland added 23 points and 11 rebounds and Nebraska pulled away from Iowa in the second half for a 98-84 win Saturday night.
Nebraska (16-8, 7-4 Big Ten) scored its most points in a conference game since putting up 99 against Kansas State in 2002 when the Huskers were in the Big 12.
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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Playing its fourth game in eight days, No. 13 Ohio State seemed vulnerable Monday night. Facing a surprising Nebraska team that upset Michigan last week, the Buckeyes were at risk of letting one slip away.
But that didn't happen. Keita Bates-Diop, the Big Ten's top scorer, had 14 of his 20 points in the second half and the surging Buckeyes ground out a 64-59 win over the Cornhuskers for their ninth straight conference victory.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska got some long-awaited payback against No. 23 Michigan.
James Palmer Jr. scored 19 points, Isaiah Roby had a career-high 14 and the Cornhuskers beat the Wolverines 72-52 on Thursday night for their first win in the series since joining the Big Ten.
They also avenged last year's 93-57 loss to Michigan — their worst in Lincoln in program history — and handed the Wolverines their most lopsided Big Ten loss in five years.
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) — James Palmer Jr. had 18 points and Nebraska opened up a 19-point lead midway through the first half and turned back a second half Delaware State surge to take an 85-68 win Friday.
Nebraska (9-5) ran off 14 straight to go up 20-6 on Thomas Allen's layup with 12:56 left in the opening half, and stretched that to 28-9 over the next four minutes.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Well, at least Nebraska did its part for the Big Ten in what has otherwise been a miserable Big Ten/ACC Challenge for the conference.
James Palmer Jr. and Isaac Copeland scored 15 points apiece, and the Cornhuskers broke open the game late in a 71-62 win over Boston College on Wednesday night.
The win was only the Big Ten's second in 13 games in the annual battle between the leagues. Purdue beat Louisville for the other one.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Central Florida rode a strong first half to remain undefeated.
Ceasar DeJesus scored 15 points, 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Central Florida downed Nebraska 68-59 in a first-round game Thursday at the Advocare Invitational.
UCF (4-0) is off to its best start since 2010-11
James Palmer Jr. had 20 of his 22 points in the second half for Nebraska (3-2).