Nebraska Uses Points Off Turnover Battle To Pull Away From WSC

LINCOLN – Exhibition basketball took to the stage of the Pinnacle Bank Arena Thursday evening between a pair of in-state programs.

Wayne State College (DII/NSIC) traveled to Lincoln and visited the Nebraska Cornhuskers (DI/Big 10) for an exhibition men’s contest.

Early on WSC hung with the 25th ranked Huskers before NU built a 39-21 first half lead. Nebraska then outscored the ‘Cats in the second half, 36-19 to win 75-40. No win-loss records were listed from the exhibition game.

Wayne State College turned the ball over 12 times which led to 14 points by the Huskers who had 11 of their own turnovers, but WSC was unable to capitalize in scoring.

Wayne State College was led by senior Trevin Joseph with eight points and four rebounds as freshman Nick Ferrarini followed with seven points and four boards. Junior transfer Al’Tavius Jackson and senior Vance Janssen both added five points as freshman Jordan Janssen tallied a team-high eight rebounds to go along with two points.

Other Wildcat scoring came from junior Tony Bonner (four points), freshman Nate Mohr (three points), sophomore Ben Dentlinger (two points), freshman Nate Thayer (two points) and senior Kendall Jacks (two points).

WSC shot 16-68 (23.5%) from the field, 5-22 (22.7%) from behind the arc and 3-4 (75%) at the charity stripe.

Junior Isaiah Roby led the Cornhuskers with a double-double recording 12 points and 10 rebounds as senior James Palmer added 10 points. Senior Glynn Watson Jr., sophomore Thomas Allen and freshman Brady Heiman all tallied nine points as sophomore Nana Akenten scored eight points. Senior Isaac Copeland and Heiman both grabbed eight boards.

Nebraska finished 26-66 (39.4%) from the floor, 4-26 (15.4%) from behind the arc and 19-22 (86.4%) from the foul line.

Wayne State College will begin their non-conference schedule on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10. WSC will face Pittsburg State on Friday at 4 p.m. and the host, Central Missouri on Saturday at 6 p.m.

The Cornhuskers are back at home on Tuesday, November 6 when Mississippi Valley State comes to Lincoln at 7 p.m.