James Palmer Jr. had 11 of his game-high 18 points in a game-opening 25-2 run, as Nebraska downed North Texas, 86-67, Monday evening at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Palmer and the Huskers took control from the opening tip, as the Huskers scored the first seven points before following up with an 18-0 run, holding North Texas without a field goal for a stretch of 8:02. Palmer had nine of NU’s first 18 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to pace five Huskers in double figures.
Glynn Watson Jr. added 15 points and four rebounds, while Evan Taylor (12), Isaiah Roby (11) and Jack McVeigh (10) all finished in double figures, as all 14 players who dressed got into the action and 11 players broke into the scoring column.
“I thought we were locked in”, said Nebraska coach Tim Miles. ” I thought that we’ve learned from our previous start where we didn’t share the ball and didn’t guard the ball. We had two goals tonight; pass the ball, guard the ball. I thought we did that well for a long time.”
The Huskers return to action on Thursday evening, as they travel to St. John’s for a matchup with the Red Storm.