Copeland Jr. helps Husker Hoops cruise to semifinal win in Hall of Fame Classic

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Isaac Copeland Jr. scored 23 points, Glynn Watson Jr. added 16 and Nebraska pulled away in the second half for an 85-62 victory over Missouri State on Monday night in the Hall of Fame Classic. Isaac Copeland Jr. scored 23 points, Glynn Watson Jr. added 16 and Nebraska pulled away in the second half for an 85-62 victory over Missouri State on Monday night in the Hall of Fame Classic.   

Isaiah Roby added 13 points for the Huskers (4-0), who returned to the Sprint Center for the first time since 2011, when they played in their final Big 12 Tournament.   

Nebraska will play the Texas Tech-Southern California winner for the title Tuesday night.     

Keandre Cook had 22 points and Kansas City native Jarred Dixon added 12 for the Bears (3-1), who trailed just 40-35 early in the second half before the Huskers pulled away.

Nebraska Postgame Notes
-Nebraska has scored 80+ points in their first four games for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
-The Huskers have won all four games by at least 23 points. 
-Isaac Copeland Jr. had his first 20-point game and 10th of his career, finishing with 23 points.
-Thomas Allen has a career-high five steals, including four in the first half. His previous high was three against Southeastern Louisiana.
-Nebraska has shot 50 percent or higher in three of its four games, while holding all four opponents under 42 percent. 
-Nebraska has blocked six or more shots in all four games. 
-Copeland and Watson have been in double figures in all four of the Huskers’ games. 
-Isaiah Roby’s four assists in a career high, topping his previous best of three.
-James Palmer Jr. was held to eight points, the first time in 18 games he was held out of double figures. 
-With the win, Tim Miles tied Doc Sadler for fourth on NU’s career wins list with 101.