Akenten scored 18 points (6-14 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 1-3 FT) and grabbed four rebounds over 13 minutes in Tuesday's win over Mississippi Valley State.
The Huskers got out to an early lead over the Delta Devils, allowing Akenten to see more playing time than usual. He wasn't shy from beyond the arc, hitting five of 11 shots in just 13 minutes of action. The sophomore guard didn't receive much run in his first year with the program, appearing in just seven games while averaging three minutes along with 1.0 point per contest. Despite this, he should be in line for more minutes off the bench behind James Palmer and Isaiah Roby during the 2018-2019 campaign.