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James Palmer Jr. Named Co-Big Ten Player Of The Week

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 15 Illinois at Nebraska Photo by John Peterson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

James Palmer Jr. was named Co-Player of the Week in the Big Ten along with Purdue’s Carsen Edwards. Palmer, hit a last second buzzer beater in a victory over Illinois on Monday night in Lincoln, and followed up his winning performance with a standout effort against Michigan.

Against the Illini, Palmer had 24 points on 10-19 shooting, while adding four rebounds, and a pair of steals. Palmer kept the Huskers in the game, falling one point shy of his season high against UTSA. After the Huskers fell behind on a four point play, Palmer would win the game for the Huskers by hitting an off balance three.

As good as Palmer was against Illinois, his game against Michigan may have been better. Palmer had 19 points, on just eight field goal attempts. Palmer hurt Michigan from the free throw line, going 7 for 11 in the contest. A step back three midway through the second half provided what felt like a dagger to any Michigan comeback attempt.

Palmer and the Huskers are back on the court tonight as they travel to Columbus for a showdown with the 13th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. If Nebraska gets a big game from Palmer, look for a possible upset.