Husker Basketball: Men Defeated by Penn, Women Will Play Wildcats

Men’s

The Nebraska men’s basketball team posted its highest point total in more than a month Tuesday night, but the Huskers ran into a hot-shooting Penn State squad in a 95-71 loss at the Bryce Jordan Center.

James Palmer Jr. led Nebraska with 24 points – including 15 in the second half – as the Huskers topped the 70-point mark for the first time since a 70-64 win over the same Penn State squad on Jan. 10. Isaiah Roby had one of the most efficient nights of his career, scoring 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting, and Thomas Allen added 11 points for Nebraska (15-12 overall, 5-11 Big Ten).

Lamar Stevens scored a game-high 29 points for the Nittany Lions (10-16, 3-12 Big Ten) and Rasir Bolton added 21. Josh Reaves and Mike Watkins chipped in 10 points apiece.

Nebraska returns home this weekend, when the Huskers host No. 15 Purdue Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m.

Women’s

The Nebraska women’s basketball team shoots for a season series split with Northwestern when the Huskers tangle with the Wildcats in Evanston, Ill., on Thursday night.

Tip off between Nebraska (12-14, 7-8 Big Ten) and Northwestern (15-11, 8-7 Big Ten) is set for 7 p.m.

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