OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska basketball led for the majority of the game, but a late Gopher run led to a 85-78 Huskers loss. The Huskers fell to 7-2 overall and 1-1 in Big Ten play following the loss to the Gophers.
Nebraska's Isaiah Roby came out firing early with this monster dunk in the first half.
The Huskers' Brady Heiman stepped in in the first half to take over for Isaac Copeland who faced foul trouble and came up big for Nebraska. Heiman scored eight points in eight minutes to help give the Huskers a 44-39 lead at the half.
The Huskers led from the three minute mark in the first half until Minnesota took the lead with about three minutes left in the second.
The Gophers' Amir Coffey sat for most of the first half due to foul trouble, but came out hot in the second half. Coffey led all scorers with 32 points to go along with six rebounds and six assists and a career high 14 free throws.
Four Huskers were in double-digit scoring, including Isaac Copeland (17), Isaiah Roby (15), Glynn Watson Jr. (14) and James Palmer Jr. (11).
Up next for the Huskers is the annual in-state rivalry game with Creighton Saturday at 5 p.m. in Pinnacle Bank Arena.