Creighton vs. Nebraska, 12.8

Nebraska guard Glynn Watson congratulates teammate James Palmer as the starters are pulled from the game with about a minute to go against Creighton on Dec. 8 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Nebraska defeated Creighton 94-75.

Nebraska seniors James Palmer and Glynn Watson will be playing basketball this weekend at the Final Four in Minneapolis.

Palmer is part of the Reese's College All-Star Game, while Watson is a part of the Big Ten team that will play in a 32-team, winner-take-all 3-on-3 tournament.

Palmer will play in Friday's Reese's College All-Star Game. The contest will be played at US Bank Stadium and will be televised live on CBS Sports Network at 3:30 p.m.

The game features "20 of the most outstanding senior players in NCAA Division I" according to a news release.

Palmer averaged 19.7 points per game this season, third in the Big Ten behind Purdue's Carsen Edwards and Penn State's Lamar Stevens. He tied for 12th in the conference with three assists per game.

Palmer is on the East team. Minnesota forward Jordan Murphy will play for the West team.

In what is probably best described as a "unique" event, Watson will join Murphy, Wisconsin's Ethan Happ and Indiana's Juwan Morgan to represent the Big Ten in the Dos Equis 3x3U national championship.

The event features four-man teams from each of the 32 Division I conferences playing at the Mall of America for a share of a $150,000 prize pool.

Games are played on one basket on a single half court, with a 10-minute time limit. The first team to reach 21 points (one point for shots inside the arc, two points for shots outside the arc), or the team with the highest score after 10 minutes, wins.

Pool play games will take place Friday and Saturday, with the top 16 teams seeded into a bracket for Sunday.

Teams will get $1,000 for each pool-play victory, and the overall winner of the event will get $100,000.

Sunday's semifinal, consolation and championship games will air from 2:10-4 p.m. on ESPN2. The Big Ten team won last year's event.

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


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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