Nebraska basketball: 5 takeaways from the Huskers win over Missouri State

The Nebraska basketball team improved to 4-0 after beating Missouri State 85-62 on Monday night.

Nebraska basketball is 4-0 after toppling Missouri State in the opening game of the Hall of Fame classic in Kansas City. The win continues what has been a hot start for the Huskers.

1

The Huskers have not won by less than 23 points

After four games, it's pretty impressive that this team has handled it's business the way it has. With a schedule that includes Seton Hall and now Missouri State, having won every game by 23 points is something plenty of teams would be jealous of.

2

Copeland is hitting his stride

Senior forward Isaac Copeland didn't have a great start to the season. He scored just 10 points against MVSU and 11 points against SE Lousiana. Against Seton Hall he scored 18 while pulling down 10 rebounds. Tonight he scored 23 points, hauled down seven rebounds and dished out four assists.

3

Roby hasn't hit his stride yet, but he's getting there

If there is one player that scouts think hasn't hit his ceiling yet, it's Isaiah Roby. His performance against Missouri State was just okey doke, but he did manage 13 points and three blocks. With no true center, it's going to be important for Roby to keep the blocks up.

4

Defense stands up when it counts

The Huskers offense, which hasn't scored less than 80 points in a game yet, is grabbing headlines, but the defense should get plenty of props too. Yes Missouri State scored more than any other opponent this season but the Huskers still played stout 'D.' Missouri State shot just 40 percent from the field and turned it over 18 times.

5

Glynn Watson stays hot

After a horrendous 2017 it should do all Nebraska basketball fans' hearts good to see the performances that Glynn Watson is putting up. On Monday night he scored in double digits for the fourth straight game. This time he went for 16, including 4-for-8 from beyond the arc. He added four assists to the mix.

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