With the college's basketball eyes on Monday night, the old people of the Nebraska Huskers have won their winners that often played them last season.
James Palmer scored 20 points, Isaac Copeland had 16, Glynn Watson was sealed with free leaflets and Tanner Borchardt broadcast huge moments off the bench as Nebraska hit Clemson 68-66 on the way ahead of 6,974 at Littlejohn Coliseum and a national audience on ESPN2.
This is not the same Clemson team who went to Sweet 16 last season, but the Tigers (5-2) returned three beginners of that squad and were 16th in the nation's week Last before losing to Creighton.
"This will win the quality in March. We know that," said Nebraska Tim Miles's coach on his post-game radio show. "They can not pull it from us."
On the same day, the NCAA released the first sites of the NET system that will help determine which schools the NCAA Tournament comes to March, Nebraska (6-1) went out of Clemson with a victory against A power objector that the metrics will find very valuable down the road.
Palmer added a 9-minute re-affirmation to take up to 20 points. It scored 14 in the second half, including going 2-to-3-point range. First, Palmer is doing it out of the arc. Monday strayed 11 straight away by the guard going back to the Texas Tech game last Tuesday.
"Honestly, I think it's last Tuesday for me. I got tired troubles at an early stage so I can not help my team and I can not provide it for my team to help us win," says Palmer of & Miss Red Red Raiders. "So I wanted to come out here focusing on the protective head and also caring for business on the other side."
Copeland provided one of the game's signature plays, coming behind Shelton Mitchell's attempt to stop late in the second half. Thomas Allen collected the collision and dropped the ball before to Palmer, and handed his hand back twice the hand of the NU's leader 66-59 with 1:29 left.
Then he broke all the heck freely.
Clemson scored five points in the next 19 seconds to go back in two, and after Palmer lost three, the Tigers had the ball and chance to tie or win the game with the shot clock off.
But Marcquise Reed, who came to the match, attacked an average of 19.5 points for each competition and finishing with Monday 15, for travel on the basket.
Then, Nebraska managed to get the ball into Watson's hands, and the top two leaflets dropped free seven seconds after giving us some breathing.
Watson had 12 points and four resuscitation to the Huskers.
This was Borchardt who was the seamless hero. Once again, the ex-play played 16 minutes as younger junior Isabel Roby competed once again, and in one second half, the native Gothenburg scored a shot, captured two offensive collisions and dropped out for free.
"We've done enough plays," said Miles. "Every child did something helpful."
Nebraska led 54 per cent in the second half, including 4 out of 8 areas, and seven out of 10 assistants were in the last 20 minutes.
The Huskers actually led for the last 18 minutes of the game, but never more than eight.
Most importantly, they led to the end.