Huskers pull away early from Lions in 87-35 win

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Southeastern Louisiana men’s basketball fell to 25th-ranked Nebraska 87-35 Sunday afternoon at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

SLU (1-2) began the game with a good plan taking a 7-4 lead slowing Nebraska to a jump shooting team after five minutes. The Cornhuskers (2-0) came out of the media timeout in a full-court press and erupted on a 22-0 run to a 26-7 lead. Southeastern’s Quinton Thomas ended the run with an offensive rebound. The Huskers, however, finished the half on a 26-7 run to make it 52-16.

James Palmer led the Huskers with 17 points followed by Glynn Watson with 16. Southeastern’s Marlain Veal led the Lions with 10 points. Moses Greenwood had eight points and five rebounds and Ty Brewer added seven.

It was a tough night offensively for the Lions as they shot 15-for-56 from the field for 27 percent and committed 25 turnovers.

The Huskers shot 31-for-55 for 58 percent and has 21 assists on 31 field goals.

“We knew coming in that we had a tall task ahead of us tonight,” said fifth year
Southeastern head coach Jay Ladner. “But I think we have gotten a lot out of these games (at LSU and Nebraska) because it has humbled and I think we needed that. We’ve got some guys that have been a part of the success we have winning the Southland Conference Title last year that I think at times are still living off what we did. And that’s the point, that stuff is the past, last year and I would rather us get humbled early and learn.”

The Lions will continue their tough road trip Tuesday night when they face Texas Tech (2-0). The Red Raiders (27-10 in 2017-18) advanced to the Elite Eight last year and have started this season with blow out wins over Mississippi Valley State and Incarnate Word.

Fans can listen to the play-by-play of Tuesday’s game on 90.9 KSLU or online at LionSports.net on the men’s basketball schedule page.

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BOX SCORE

Southeastern La. vs Nebraska
11/11/18 3:00 pm at
NEBRASKA 87, SOUTHEASTERN LA. 35
SOUTHEASTERN LA. (1-2)
Marlain Veal 4-15 0-0 10; Moses Greenwood 4-9 0-0 8; Tyron Brewer 3-5 1-2 7;
D’Angelo West 1-2 0-0 3; Quinton Thomas 1-4 0-0 2; Von Julien 1-4 0-0 2;
Keith Charleston 1-6 0-0 2; Brandon Gonzalez 0-0 1-2 1; Patrick Bossetta 0-0
0-0 0; Matthew Strange 0-1 0-0 0; Parker Edwards 0-5 0-0 0; Jeremiah
Saunders 0-3 0-0 0; Kajon Brown 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 15-56 2-4 35.

NEBRASKA (2-0)
James Palmer 5-10 7-8 17; Glynn Watson Jr. 7-10 0-0 16; Isaac Copeland 4-6
2-2 11; Brady Heiman 5-7 0-0 10; Thomas Allen 3-5 2-2 10; Isaiah Roby 2-3
6-8 10; Nana Akenten 3-4 0-0 9; Amir Harris 2-2 0-2 4; Justin Costello 0-1
0-0 0; Johnny Trueblood 0-3 0-0 0; Thorir Thorbjarnarso 0-3 0-0 0; Tanner
Borchardt 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-55 17-22 87.

Southeastern La…………… 16 19 – 35
Nebraska…………………. 52 35 – 87

3-point goals–Southeastern La. 3-17 (Marlain Veal 2-4; D’Angelo West 1-2;
Quinton Thomas 0-3; Von Julien 0-1; Keith Charleston 0-1; Matthew Strange
0-1; Parker Edwards 0-4; Moses Greenwood 0-1), Nebraska 8-25 (Nana Akenten
3-4; Thomas Allen 2-4; Glynn Watson Jr. 2-5; Isaac Copeland 1-3; Justin
Costello 0-1; Thorir Thorbjarnarso 0-3; Isaiah Roby 0-1; James Palmer 0-4).

Fouled out–Southeastern La.-None, Nebraska-None. Rebounds–Southeastern La.
30 (Quinton Thomas 5; Moses Greenwood 5; Keith Charleston 5), Nebraska 39
(Isaiah Roby 7). Assists–Southeastern La. 8 (Von Julien 4), Nebraska 21
(Thomas Allen 5). Total fouls–Southeastern La. 18, Nebraska 14. Technical
fouls–Southeastern La.-None, Nebraska-None. A-15462

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