Husker MBB rolls at home- Highlights/Reaction

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Highlights and reaction of the Nebraska men’s basketball team’s home win over Western Illinois. WATCH:

Courtesy: UNL Media Relations

*-Nebraska has now won 15 straight at home, the longest active streak in the Big Ten and the longest by a Husker team since a 16-game home win streak which spanned the 1981-82 and 1982-83 seasons.
*-Glynn Watson finished with a season-high 20 points and matched his career best with nine rebounds (vs. Minnesota in 2017-18). It was Watson’s 12th career 20-point game at Nebraska.
*-With 20 points today, Glynn Watson Jr. now has 1,132 career points and sits in 25th place. He moved past Tai Webster (1,116) and Ryan Anderson (1,125) on Saturday.
*-With three steals, Glynn Watson Jr. tied Brandon Richardson for eighth on NU’s career steals list with 145. 
*-Nebraska had three double figure runs (13-0 and 19-0, 10-0) and now has 11 for the season.
*-Western Illinois was held to a season-low 49 points, more than 30 points below their season average (80.4) and the first time they have been held under 65 points this season.
*-Thomas Allen’s blocked shot was the first of his career. 

Nebraska Head Coach Tim Miles
“In the first half, we were 12 for 19 from the field after three passes. That is good basketball. Now, we didn’t continue it in the second half when we got a big lead. That’s where we can’t let our guard down because whether you have a big lead or are behind like we were against Texas Tech, if those same habits come out, quick, early outside shot. It makes it really hard on your defense.”