Nebraska’s James Palmer Jr. is one of 25 players named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Watch List released Wednesday evening. The 6-6 senior is second in the Big Ten in scoring and among the conference leaders in steals (fourth), free throw percentage (.810, 10th) and 3-pointers per game (2.1, 11th). Palmer is believed to be the first Husker men’s player to make the Midseason Top 25 for the Wooden Award.
Palmer is also one of 30 players named to the Lute Olson Award Watch List on Wednesday. The award is presented annually to the nation’s top Division I College Basketball player.
The Husker men host Penn State tonight. Coming off back-to-back road losses for the first time this season, the Husker men are looking for a program record 20th straight win at home. The Huskers and Nittany Lions tipoff tonight at 8:05.