Basketball Briefs: Huskers & Creighton Home This Week


James Palmer Jr. scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the second half, as Nebraska picked up a crucial road win with a 68-66 victory over Clemson in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Palmer hit 8-of-14 shots from the field and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds, while Isaac Copeland Jr. totaled 16 points, six rebounds and three assists, as Nebraska broke away from the Tigers (5-2) down the stretch and withstood a frantic finish.

The Huskers return home to begin Big Ten action this Sunday, Dec. 2, when they host the Illinois Fighting Illini. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.


Creighton (5-1) opens a two-game homestand this week on Wednesday, Nov. 28 when it hosts defending Big Sky Conference champion Montana (4-1) in a battle of one-loss teams.     Tip-off at CHI Health Center Omaha (17,352) is set for 7:30 p.m.


The Omaha men’s basketball team opened a five-game road stretch Monday night at Iowa State, falling 82-55 at Hilton Coliseum. The Mavericks are now 3-4 on the season, while the Cyclones improve to 6-1.

JT Gibson hit four 3-pointers en route to a team-leading 16 points with four rebounds, two assists and a steal. Zach Jackson also produced in double figures with 13 points, and Wanjang Tut pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.
Michael Jacobson recorded a double-double on 13 points and 10 rebounds for ISU. He was one of five Cyclones to score in double figures, joined by Marial Shayok (18), Tyrese Haliburton (16), Terrence Lewis (15) and Talen Horton-Tucker (14). Shayok added seven rebounds, a game-high five assists and a steal, while Horton-Tucker snagged five steals of his own.

Omaha continues its road swing on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Arizona State. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. CT at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz.