(Neb.)- Palmer Jr. Scores 25, Nebraska Beats UTSA 104-94
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - James Palmer Jr. had a career-high 25 points and Nebraska used a late 9-0 run to put away UT San Antonio 104-94 on Wednesday night.
Nebraska (8-5) scored more than 100 for the first time since beating North Carolina A&T 107-57 on Dec. 19, 2005.
The Cornhuskers led by as many as 10 points in both halves only to see the Roadrunners come back to tie the score repeatedly in the second half.
UTSA (7-6), which trailed by seven at intermission, hit 10 of its first 12 shots of the second half, knotting the score at 70 on Nick Allen's dunk with 11:27 remaining. Nebraska opened up a five point lead at 81-76 on Isaiah Roby's free throws with 8:06 remaining but saw that advantage eliminated by a Jhivvan Jackson 3-pointer followed by a driving layup.
Anton Gill hit a 3 pointer with 4 minutes left, then was fouled shooting a 3 pointer 40 seconds later and sank all three free throws. A Palmer layup and free throw put Nebraska up 95-86 with 1:54 left.
The Huskers hit 37-of-50 free throws in the game that saw USTA whistled for 31 fouls. Palmer was 13 for 17 from the line. The Roadrunner were 9 of 10 from the free throw line. Nebraska was called for 12 fouls.
Nebraska used a 10-0 mid-first half run to take a 27-17 lead at the 8:22 mark and led 49-42 at half.
Jackson led UTSA with 26 points, Deon Lyle scored 15 and Allen had 12 points. Keaton Wallace and Byron Frohnen had 10 points each.
Gill - a fifth-year senior - finished with a career-high 21 points for Nebraska. Evan Taylor added 16, Glynn Watson Jr. had 13 points and Isaiah Roby scored 10 points.
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