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Nebraska Basketball

James Palmer Jr. Named to Big Ten All-Tournament Team

March 17, 2019
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After leading the Huskers to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament, Nebraska senior guard James Palmer Jr. was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Palmer was joined on the team by Most Outstanding Player Cassius Winston of tournament winner Michigan State, Ignas Brazdeikis and Zavier Simpson of runner-up Michigan State and Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy.

The Spartans used a 10-0 run to close out a 65-60 win over Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament title game on Sunday afternoon.

Palmer, a Third-Team All-Big Ten pick for his regular season performance, totaled 73 points in three games, leading the 13th-seeded Huskers to wins against No. 12 Rutgers and No. 5 Maryland before No. 4 Wisconsin ended their run in the quarterfinals.

Palmer went off for 34 points against Rutgers, a school record for the Huskers in the Big Ten Tournament and one point shy of the overall single-game scoring record for the Big Ten Tournament. He also made 14 free throws on 22 attempts, setting a tournament record for attempts. He followed that up with an efficient 24 points against Maryland before running out of gas in the quarterfinals, mustering just 15 points on 6-of-21 shooting against the Badgers.

Overall, Palmer averaged 24.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.7 assists while shooting 43.4 percent from the field, 31.6 percent from 3 and 65.6 percent from the free-throw line.

The Huskers finished the season 18-16 overall and were not one of the eight Big Ten teams selected for the NCAA Tournament. The Big Ten placed more teams in the tournament than any other conference.

 
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