Huskers show promise in exhibition wins

Nebraska freshman Jordy Tshimanga (32) playing defense on Nov. 13, 2016 (NTV News)

LINCOLN --- None of the games have counted for the Nebraska men, but if they did nothing other than enhance confidence, securing a pair of Power 5 victories has the Huskers feeling good about the men in red leading into their season.

"Two contests against Iowa State and Mississippi State, and it's great going against Power 5 because you get a true look at who can do what, who's where," head coach Tim Miles said. "I think we competed pretty well. If yo u believe in Ken Pom and computer numbers, Iowa State is a top 35 team and Mississippi State is top 60 and we're right around 100 to 110. So to be able to go out and do well is promising, but yet there's a lot of work to be done."

James Palmer Jr. is Nebraska's leading scorer through the two exhibitions, averaging 20.0 points.

Tim Miles and company are having a Husker Hoops Preview Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena and another exhibition one week from Tuesday night at Pinnacle.

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