Rip my heart out. In fact, rip the heart out of Nebrasketball Nation.
Nebraska came out strong and pushed Creighton to the very end but they couldn’t hold on to the win. Creighton outlasted Nebraska 75-65 at Century Link in Omaha. A tough loss for a team that was looking for a much needed win in the series.
The Huskers came out right away and made Creighton play a slower game in the first half. Something that helped Nebraska take the lead early on and end the half with a 33-28 lead.
The second half was a different story. Nebraska’s shooting went down and Creighton’s went up. Whatever pep talk Greg told his team in the locker room worked. The changes Creighton made helped push them past Nebraska on the scoreboard and secure the win in the end.
Isaac Copeland lead the way for the Huskers with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Not too surprising as he has played against the Bluejays multiple times during his career at Georgetown which are in the Big East with Creighton. James Palmer Jr. also had a decent game with 16 points and 2 rebounds.
Glynn Watson Jr., on the other hand, had another tough game against Creighton putting up only 8 points, 3 rebounds, and 5 assists. He fouled out in the last few minutes on a bad call under the basket. In a lot of ways, his departure might have signaled the beginning of the end for the big red.
Isaiah Roby had played another decent game off the bench which helped take some of the pressure off the starters as the game went on. He ended the game with 10 points and 1 rebound.
Nebraska is now 7-4 on the season and heads back to Lincoln next Saturday December 16th to take on #2 Kansas in what should be a packed house.
Oh yeah, coach Tim Miles is now 0-14 against coach Greg McDermott.