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Nebrasketball: Huskers lose a heartbreaker to Kansas 73-72

Husker still have issue with the Jayhawks after all these years.

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

Nebraska came ready to play and was oh so close to the win before Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk drained a three in the waning seconds of the game to give a 73-72 win to the visiting Jayhawks.

While the Jayhawks lead most of the game the Huskers never let up and there was not a point where the game was out of hand for the big red. The stats show how close Nebraska played KU. The Huskers did better than the Jayhawks in areas you would not normally expect.

Nebraka shot 52% from the floor while Kansas only had 44%. These are not numbers you would expect form a losing team. Rebounds were close as KU had 21 while NU had 20. Turnovers were also neck to neck with Kansas having 8 and the Huskers 7.

However the 3 point percentage is an area that hurt the Huskers if you look at base stats. Kansas was strong here shooting 38% while Nebraska shot a dismal 23%. If Nebraska could have made this a little bit higher they could very well have landed the win tonight.

James Palmer Jr. lead the Huskers with 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 steals on the night. A good performance on a team that really had no players who took the reigns to a victory.

Next to Palmer was Thomas Allen off the bench with 13 points and 2 rebounds. A huge game for the freshman out of North Carolina who is averaging 2.8 ppg and 0.8 rpg on the year. Issac Copeland ended the night with 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 steal.

The Huskers stay home for their next game this Wednesday, December 20th at 7pm against the University of Texas San Antonio.