Isaiah Roby had a career-high 28 points as Nebraska edged past Butler 80-76 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night. James Palmer Jr. added 23 points for the Cornhuskers.
Roby shot 9-for-12 from the floor and converted nine of 10 foul shots. He added eight rebounds.
Glynn Watson Jr. had 17 points for Nebraska (19-16). Johnny Trueblood added seven rebounds.
Sean McDermott had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (16-17).
In other games, Harvard beat Georgetown 71-68, Norfolk State edged Alabama 80-79 in overtime, TCU topped Sam Houston State 82-69, Wichita State stopped Furman 76-70 and Xavier beat Toledo 78-64.