The Husker men’s basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 50-48 win over Valparasio in the opening game of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic last night. Brandon Ubel led the Huskers offensively with 17 points. Ray Gallegos chipped in 14 points. The Huskers went on a 16-8 run to close the first half, and led by as many as 14 points in the second half before withstanding a late run by the visiting Crusaders. The Big Red are back in action on Sunday, hosting Nebraska-Omaha.