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Nebraska basketball falls in first round of NIT

Nebraska basketball falls in first round of NIT
Posted at 10:02 PM, Mar 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-14 23:06:27-04

Nebraska basketball fought but couldn't get over the hump as it fell to fourth-seeded Mississippi State 66-59 in the first round of the NIT. 

The Huskers finished the season 22-11 overall after first-round exits in both the Big Ten Tournament and NIT.

Nebraska shot just 35.4% from the field and connected on six just of their 22 three-point attempts. The Huskers also had some troubles on the glass, grabbing just 30 rebounds compared to Mississippi State's 47. 

James Palmer Jr. led the Huskers in scoring with 13 points to go along with six rebounds and five assists. 

Mississippi State's Arin Holman led all scorers with 16 points, while Abdul Ado added another 15.