Boston College vs. Nebraska, 11/29/17

Nebraska forward Isaac Copeland (14) dunks against Boston College in the second half on Wednesday during the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Copeland had 15 points in the Huskers' 71-62 win over the Eagles.

FRANCIS GARDLER, JOURNAL STAR

No. 14 Minnesota (8-1, 1-0 Big Ten)

Player | Ht. | Yr. | PPG | RPG

G Dupree McBrayer | 6-5 | Jr. | 9.0 | 1.9

G Nate Mason | 6-2 | Sr. | 15.2 | 4.0

G Amir Coffey | 6-8 | So. | 13.4 | 4.4

F Jordan Murphy | 6-7| Jr. | 21.0 | 12.9

C Reggie Lynch | 6-10 | Sr. | 11.9 | 8.6

WHO TO WATCH

Murphy. Already getting some buzz as a national player of the year candidate, Murphy has been one of the highlights of college basketball's first month of the season.

Nebraska (6-3, 0-1 Big Ten)

Player | Ht. | Yr. | PPG | RPG

G Glynn Watson | 6-0 | Jr. | 12.9 | 3.0

G James Palmer | 6-6 | Jr. | 14.3 | 3.8

G Evan Taylor | 6-5 | Sr. | 9.6 | 3.0

F Isaac Copeland | 6-9 | Jr. | 13.0 | 6.3

C Jordy Tshimanga | 6-11 | So. | 3.2 | 5.4

WHO TO WATCH

Copleand. He's likely going to draw the defensive assignment on Murphy. Can he keep the double-double machine off the boards, while scoring enough himself to keep Nebraska in the game?

THREE-POINTERS

1. Tuesday is Stripe the Vault night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Adidas is providing extra-large shirts on every seat at PBA, with sections alternating between red and white shirts. Fans who want to wear their own shirt to the game, can go to go.unl.edu/stripethevault to see what color their section is.

2. Nebraska continues to search for production from its centers, who struggled mightily against Michigan State. Starter Jordy Tshimanga and backup Duby Okeke combined to go 1-for-8 from the field for four points, four rebounds and nine fouls. Tshimanga fouled out in just 10 minutes of play.

"They're getting the ball in pretty good shape. It might be some confidence, but I don't have a good remedy right now other than get better position; get deeper position, find an easy way to score," Miles said. "But at the same time, you've got to make a play."

3. Miles said sophomore forward Isaiah Roby came through the Michigan State game in good shape in his first action since spraining his ankle. Roby had seven points and six rebounds in 23 minutes against the Spartans, the most minutes for any of Nebraska's bench players.

— Chris Basnett

Reach the writer at 402-473-7436 or cbasnett@journalstar.com. On Twitter @HuskerExtraCB.

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Husker basketball reporter

A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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