Collegiate Basketball Update: Huskers & Jays Racking Up Wins


Isaac Copeland Jr. led four Huskers with 23 points, as No. 24 (coaches) Nebraska improved to 4-0 with an 85-62 victory over Missouri State in the Hall of Fame Classic Powered by ShotTracker.

Copeland hit 9-of-14 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers and added seven rebounds and four assists in posting his first 20-point game of the season and 10th of his collegiate career.

Nebraska will play Texas Tech, a 78-63 winner over USC, tonight at 8:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Big Dog 98.9 FM and 1340 AM, with the Husker Sports Network coverage beginning at 7:30pm.


Creighton put four men in double-figures, including a pair of reserves, to open play at the Cayman Islands Classic with a 94-82 win over Boise State.

Creighton improved to 3-1 with the win and dropped Boise State to 1-2 on the young season.

With the win, Creighton advances to Tuesday’s 6:30 p.m. CST game vs. Georgia State (3-1). The Panthers defeated St. Bonaventure, 75-65, in the third game of the day. Clemson and Georgia also won on day one of the Cayman Islands Classic to advance into the championship bracket.


The Omaha men’s basketball team hits the road for a matchup with Bethune-Cookman this Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. CT at Moore Gymnasium in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Three Mavericks are averaging double-figure scoring to start the season: Zach Jackson (19.5 ppg), Mitch Hahn (11.0 ppg) and JT Gibson (11.0 ppg).

Senior forward Mitch Hahn scored in double figures in three straight games to open the season, totaling 14 points at Minnesota (Nov. 6), 11 vs. Buena Vista (Nov. 9) and 10 vs. Northern Arizona (Nov. 14).

Hahn returned to the Maverick lineup last January after more than seven weeks out due to a shoulder injury. From Jan. 25 to March 3, the Fremont, Neb., native averaged 11.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, and his effort against Oral Roberts (Feb. 22) included a season-high 23 points with 9-of-14 shooting and five 3-pointers.