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James Palmer Jr. missed his first four shots, and Nebraska couldn’t penetrate the paint. But thanks to a Watson three and fade away two point jump shot, momentum began to shift towards the Huskers at the U12 media timeout.
If it weren’t for Watson and Palmer in the first half, the Huskers would’ve been down early. In fact, Palmer started out 0-8, but caught fire just when Nebraska needed it.
Watson finished the half with 10 points, Palmer 11, however shooting 3-13, and Isaac Copeland 9. The Huskers went into half 33-27. We seemed rusty in the first half.
Heading into the second half the offense picked up a little bit, with both teams scoring quick. Huskers had a lot of momentum coming out of the U16 media timeout, but then Roby got his 4th foul...
Not really sure who got the technical, but an assistant coach was hit with one. Then it took the refs five minutes to decide to change the clock two seconds. Very frustrating sequence that looked like would impact Nebraska negatively.
Unfortunately for Seton Hall, Palmer came to play. Right after seton hall cut the lead to two, Palmer pulled up in front of the Pirate’s 6-foot-10 center and drilled a three. Little bit after that, he did this:
Thomas Allen then knocked down a corner three to cap off a 7-0 run that forced Seton Hall to call a timeout. So important for the Huskers to respond well when something doesn’t go their way.
The rest of the way, the Huskers played close to perfect basketball, finishing with a 35-15 run, right after the technical. Palmer finished with 29 points and 7 rebounds; Watson 14 points and 8 assists; Copeland a double-double, with 18 points and 11 rebounds; Roby had a thunderdunk:
In all of their games so far this season, including the secret scrimmage and exhibition, Nebraska started out cold, then caught fire in the second half. Come Big Ten play, that may need to be fixed, but for now, let’s go Huskers! Next game is Monday 11/19 against Missouri Valley State, in the first round of the Hall of Fame Classic.