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Nebraska men's basketball team beats Iowa in a shootout

Posted at 10:42 PM, Jan 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-27 23:42:48-05

The Nebraska men's basketball team took care of Iowa on Saturday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena with a 98-84 victory. 

The Huskers were led by James Palmer, Jr. who scored a game-high 28 points. Isaac Copeland added 23 for the Big Red. 

NU is now 16-8 overall and 7-4 in Big Ten play while the Hawkeyes fell to 11-12 overall and 2-8 in the league. 

Nebraska visits Wisconsin on Monday at 8 p.m. on BTN. 

Other Nebraska notes: 

*-Nebraska improved to 16-8 on the season, its best 24-game record since 2010-11 when Nebraska was also 16-8 after 24 games.


*-Nebraska’s seven Big Ten wins is the most conference wins since going 11-7 in 2013-145.


*-Nebraska’s 98 team points are the most points scored this season since Dec. 20 (104 vs. UTSA).


*-Nebraska’s 98 total points against a conference opponent are the most since Feb. 9, 2002 (Kansas State, 99). It is NU’s highest point total against a Big Ten team since joining the Big Ten (previous high was 93 vs. Iowa last season in Lincoln).


*-Nebraska shot 57.7 percent (30-for-52) as a team – the best since Dec. 22 against Delaware State.


*-Nebraska went  57.9 percent (11-for-19) from three-point land – it’s best percentage this season and the first time the team shot over 50 percent from behind the arc.


*-James Palmer Jr. finished with 28 points after shooting 7-for-12 from the floor, including 3-for-6 for three-point land. It was his sixth 20-point game of the season. Palmer also tied his career high with five assist (also vs. Long Beach Beach).


*-Isaac Copeland had 23 points and 11 rebounds, marking his second double-double this season and third of his career.  Copeland now has five 20-point games this season and had the first time in his career he had consecutive 20-point game. Copeland went 4-for-5 from behind the arc, setting a career-best for three-point shots made.


*-Isaiah Roby went 5-for-10 from the field, including one three-pointer, and added six free-throws to finish with a career-high 17 points.


*-Jordy Tshimanga went 4-for-5 from the field and added four from the foul line to finish with a season-high 11 points.