Isaac Copeland

Nebraska senior Isaac Copeland led Nebraska with 18 points in the loss. 

LINCOLN — Nebraska lost to Iowa State in Ames, Iowa, in a closed scrimmage on Sunday afternoon. 

The former Big 12 foes played two 20 minute scrimmages. Iowa State won the first 20 minutes, and Nebraska won the second, but NU lost on the combined score 78-74.

Senior forward Isaac Copeland led the Huskers with 18 points. James Palmer scored 14, 10 of which came in the first 20 minutes. Glynn Watson dished out eight assists and added 11 points and four steals. Isaiah Roby shot 2 for 5 and had four points and four rebounds. 

Sophomore Thomas Allen was 2-3 from 3-point range and finished with eight points. Tanner Borchardt was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field and had nine points. Nana Akenten made two of his five 3-point attempts for 6 points.

Nebraska shot 46 percent from the floor in the 40 minutes of play, and forced 16 Iowa State turnovers. 

Michael Jacobson, who transferred from Nebraska to Iowa State following the 2016 season, finished with nine points and three rebounds. 

Iowa State took the first 20 minutes with a score of 45-31. The Cyclones hit 8 of their 14 3-point attempts. Nebraska shot 43 percent from the field but just 3 of 13 from downtown. Palmer and Copeland had 19 of Nebraska’s points. 

In the second scrimmage, Nebraska shot nearly 50 percent from the floor, had 12 assists on 17 shots and won 43-33. Copeland and center Tanner Borchardt had 19 of Nebraska’s 43. 

Nebraska will have an open scrimmage on Wednesday in Pinnacle Bank Arena. Doors open at 5 and the event is free. 

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Chris Heady covers Husker football and is the Nebraska men's basketball beat writer. He started at The World-Herald in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @heady_chris. Email:

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