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Nebraska Basketball: Huskers Take Down Long Beach State 85-80

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Huskers leave Orlando with a win against the 49ers

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Nebraska Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

The Husker men’s basketball team came out strong in both halves but Long Beach State pushed them in the end in a 85 to 80 Husker win. It was the final game for the big red in the Advocare Invitational where they ended up in 5th place.

Nebraska came out hungry in the first half against 49ers and lead by as much as 21 points before Long Beach State made a comeback that shrunk Nebraska’s lead to just 9 at half. Even with the 49ers cutting down the Huskers lead the big red shot 58% with 21 total field goals to end the half 40 to 49.

The second half saw the Huskers come out again in full force. Brining the lead up to 22 before injuries, foul trouble, and scoring droughts made the game closer that what the Husker faithful were hoping for.

Isaiah Roby went out with a ankle sprain that kept him off the court. Both Jordy Tshimanga and Duby Okeke hit foul trouble that kept them from contributing as the game went on. Jody ended up fouling out half way thought the second half. Both hurt the Huskers in the paint.

With under 5 minutes to play the 49ers had cut the Husker lead to merely 4 points. In the end it was foul shooting that saved the game for Nebraska.

Glynn Watson Jr. lead Nebraska with a season high 26 points, 6 steals, and 5 rebounds. Anton Gill was again clutch off the bench with 16 points for the Huskers. Issac Copleand had another nice game putting up 13 points and bringing down 7 rebounds.

Nebraska comes back to Lincoln to take on the Boston College Eagles in the Big 10/ACC Challenge on Wednesday, November 29th. Tipoff is at 8:15pm.