The Nebraska Men’s Basketball team continues to pile up the wins and won their fourth straight game on Tuesday night. The Huskers defeated Minnesota on the road 91-85 to improve to 18-8 this season and 9-4 in the Big Ten.
A big reason Nebraska rolled to their second victory over Minnesota this season was due to their balanced box score. All five of the Cornhuskers starters finished in double-figures, with Isaiah Roby leading the way. Roby had 21 points on 8-10 shooting, along with 8 rebounds and 5 blocks which were all team-highs. James Palmer Jr. added 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 9 assists adding to the phenomenal production from the frontcourt. Anton Gill chipped in 12 points, while Isaac Copeland and Glynn Watson Jr. each had 10 points.
Nebraska did not find the start they had hoped for, down 7-0 early less than two minutes into the first half. Back-to-back three-pointers would immediately erase a bad start. An 18-5 scoring run would take the Cornhuskers into the final three minutes of the half extending their lead to 15 points. Several responses from Minnesota would make it just a 7-point halftime advantage, with Nebraska leading the Golden Gophers 44-37.
The second half for Nebraska would be sound for almost all throughout the final twenty minutes which were better offensively for the Huskers. Twelve free throws in the final 60 seconds would pretty much do it for the Cornhuskers, as they went on to barely be outscored by the Golden Gophers 48-47.
Nebraska would have one of its best shooting performances of the 2017-18 season backed by nice balanced scoring we mentioned early. They shot 31-61 (50.8%) from the field, 11-23 (47.8%) from deep, and 18-22 (81.8%) from the free throw line. Additionally, they would find success on the backboards outrebounding Minnesota 38 to 32. Finally, the Huskers would dish out 19 assists, racked up 2 steals, and block 5 shots.
Nebraska will host Rutgers their next time out, this Saturday at 4:00 PM Eastern.