Isaac Copland Jr. had 20 points and eight rebounds, but the Huskers could not overcome a poor shooting night in a 70-52 loss to Texas Tech in the Hall of Fame Classic Powered by ShotTracker Wednesday night.
Copeland’s second straight 20-point effort went for naught, as Nebraska (4-1) was held to 35 percent shooting and was out-rebounded 38-29 against the Red Raiders. Copeland, who averaged 21.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in two games in Kansas City, was selected to the Hall of Fame Classic All-Tournament team.
Jarrett Culver scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half, as the Red Raiders pulled away in the second half to improve to 5-0. Culver had 20 of Texas Tech’s 38 second-half points, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range, en route to tournament MVP honors.
The Huskers return to action Saturday, Nov. 24, against Western Illinois. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
In women’s basketball:
The Nebraska women’s basketball team shoots for a breakthrough win away from home when the Huskers take on No. 24/22 Miami on Friday in Coral Gables, Fla.
Tip off between the Huskers (1-2) and the nationally ranked Hurricanes (4-1) is set for 2 p.m. (CT) in the first game of the Miami Thanksgiving Classic at the Watsco Center.
The Huskers will try to rebound from an 87-84 double-overtime loss at Washington State on Friday, Nov. 16.