Courtesy of Florida A&M Athletics
Florida A&M 0-2,0-0 SWAC
Nebraska 2-0,0-0 Big Ten
The Florida A&M men’s basketball team got a 24-point performance from the bench, but fell 81-54 to the Nebraska Cornhuskers on the road Thursday.
The Rattlers (0-2) had two players score in double figures, led by K’Jei Parker, who had 13 points and six rebounds. Morrell Schramm tacked on 10 points from the bench and Hantz Louis-Jeune added eight points and two blocks.
ed by Ja’Derryus Eatmon’s three offensive rebounds, Florida A&M did a great job crashing the offensive glass, pulling down 11 boards that resulted in nine second chance points.
Florida A&M forced 18 Nebraska turnovers while committing 14 themselves in Thursday’s game. The Rattlers turned those takeaways into nine points on the offensive end of the floor. Shannon Grant led the way individually with two steals.
How It Happened
Florida A&M struggled out of the gate, falling behind 41-25 heading into halftime.
Nebraska kept widening its lead after intermission, constructing a 60-31 advantage before Florida A&M went on a 5-0 run, finished off by Miles Hall’s layup, to shrink the deficit to 60-36 with 10:54 to go in the contest. Nebraska responded and outscored the Rattlers the rest of the way, ending the game with a final score of 81-54. Florida A&M got a boost from its bench in the period, as non-starters accounted for 15 of its 29 total points.
Game Notes» The Florida A&M bench made an impact by adding 24 points to its scoring output.
» The Florida A&M defense forced 18 turnovers.
» Florida A&M cleaned up on the offensive glass, collecting 11 offensive boards in the game.
» K’Jei Parker led the Rattlers with 13 points.
» Florida A&M got a team-high six rebounds from K’Jei Parker.
Next Game: at University of Florida 11/14/2023 | 7 PM ET