Husker men’s basketball season ends at TCU in NIT second round

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Nebraska men’s basketball’s 2018-19 season ended Sunday night in the second round of the NIT. Top seeded TCU knocked off the Huskers 88-72, Nebraska finishes 19-17 overall.

Courtesy: AP/UNL Media Relations

James Palmer Jr. had 19 points for the Cornhuskers. Glynn Watson Jr. added 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Tanner Borchardt had 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Nebraska Post-Game Notes

  • Nebraska (19-17) made seven 3-pointers in the game to finish with a school-record 268 3-pointers on the season. The Huskers broke the previous record of 267 set during the 2001-02 season.
  • James Palmer Jr. finished with 19 points to finish the year with 708 points, a Nebraska single-season record. Palmer broke the previous record of 704 points by Dave Hoppen in 1984-85. Palmer and Hoppen are the only Huskers to score 700 points in a season.
  • Palmer finished his senior year with Nebraska season records for points (708), free throws attempted (282), free throws made (215) and minutes played (1,269). Palmer also finished with the second-highest career scoring average in Husker history (18.5 points per game).
  • Glynn Watson Jr. had 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Watson’s nine rebounds tied his career high. He also had nine rebounds against Western Illinois and Minnesota in 2017.
  • With his six assists, Watson tied Jack Moore for seventh place on Nebraska’s all-time assist list with 382. Watson finished his career first all-time in school history in games played (134), second in starts (113), tied for fourth in steals (177), tied for seventh in assists (382) and fourth in 3-pointers (184).
  • Tanner Borchardt finished with his second career double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. His 16 points were a career high, topping his previous best of 12 at Illinois on Feb. 2. Borchardt posted his second career game with at least 10 rebounds and his ninth game with at least seven rebounds.
  • Johnny Trueblood also set a career high with eight points in the game. He topped his previous best of six points in the NIT opener against Butler.
  • Thorir Thorbjarnarson scored eight points, the second-highest scoring game of his career and one shy of his career high of nine points against Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 6, 2018.