I wondered how motivated Nebraska would be and they very much were
Nebraska was a three man offense tonight. Palmer, Roby, and Watson end up attempting 45 of our 52 shot attempts (87%), and 28 of our 32 FT attempts (88%)
Palmer got off to a slow start but carried the team most of the second half. His 34 points were one short of the B1G tourney record
Roby didn't have it tonight offensively but block/altered a lot of shots. He's really one of the elite shot blockers in the conference.
Watson also didn't have it shooting but led the team in assists (5) and like Palmer played all 40 minutes. Roby played 39 sitting for that minute with the ankle sprain
Tanner was solid as usual and 2nd on the team with 3 steals (we had 12 total)
Brady had a couple of nice buckets but was targeted when on the court by Rutgers
Thorir played some solid minutes
Am I forgetting someone?
Ah, Johnathan Trueblood. Led the team in steals with 4 had a nifty move for a bucket, finally hit a FT and most importantly seems to be the vocal guy on the court that we've been missing. I think we'd very much like the guys who are injured to be playing but it's a testament to JT that after spending his career on the bench he was prepared to contribute like he has.
On to Maryland!