For the first time since the 1975-76 season, Nebraska men’s basketball has started 3-0 in conference play.
After two impressive roads wins against, the Huskers (9-6, 3-0 in Big Ten) opened the Big Ten home schedule with a 93-90 win over Iowa in double-overtime.
“I don’t know that there could be a person at the game, that didn’t just love being part of this game, win or lose,” said Coach Tim Miles after the win.
The Huskers were led by a career high 34 points from sophomore Glynn Watson. Watson connected on seven out of eight three point attempts.
“I just knew we would pull it off,” said Watson. “We should we were the toughest team tonight.”
Nebraska had a chance to win in regular, but Evan Taylor missed two free throws with just 1.3 seconds remaining. The Huskers survived a fast start by Iowa in the first overtime period and held on in the final moments of the second overtime to earn their ninth win of the season.
The Huskers are in action again this Sunday afternoon at Pinnacle Bank Arena against Northwestern.