Husker men’s basketball edges Clemson in ACC/Big Ten Challenge
James Palmer Jr. scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the second half, as Nebraska picked up a crucial road win with a 68-66 victory over Clemson in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Palmer hit 8-14 shots from the field and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds, while Isaac Copeland Jr. totaled 16 points, six rebounds and three assists, as Nebraska broke away from the Tigers down the stretch and withstood a frantic finish. The Huskers led 64-56, after a three-pointer from Thomas Allen with 2:22 left and was up 66-59 after a Palmer reverse dunk with 1:29 left. Clemson would claw back, scoring five straight points to get to within 66-64 after a David Skara basket with 57 seconds left. The Tigers got within two on a basket from Aamir Simms with one second left, but Glynn Watson preserved the win by catching the in-bounds pass and dribbling out the clock. Watson finished with twelve points and four rebounds. Nebraska is now 6-1 while Clemson falls to 5-2.