- University of Nebraska graduate (May 2010)
- Two-year letterwinner (2009-10; 2010-11)
- 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll
Senior walk-on Matt Karn spent three years in the Husker program and helped the Huskers make a pair of postseason appearances. After missing his first season because of knee surgery, Karn was a backup guard who worked extensively on the Husker scout team. A solid 3-point shooter, Karn also became the first member of the 2011 Husker senior class to earn his degree, as he received a degree in history in May of 2010, and is currently in graduate school.
Karn was a reserve guard who appeared in nine games, as Nebraska won 19 games and reach the NIT....hit a 3-pointer against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 15...played in seven non-conference games, including a four-minute stint against Grambling...Made his Big 12 debut on Senior Night, as he played the final minute of Nebraska's 69-58 win over No. 22 Missouri...Missed his only attempt against Wichita State in the NIT.
2009-10 (Redshirt Junior)
In his first season on the court for the Huskers, Karn saw action in nine contests (33 minutes) during the non-conference slate, but did not get any playing time during Big 12 action. He was 3-of-5 from the field on the season, with all five of his shots coming from 3-point range. The long-range specialist had 3-pointers against Chicago State, Southern Utah and Southeastern Louisiana. He also added single rebounds vs. Texas-Pan American and SELU while adding assists against Southern Utah and Southeastern Louisiana. Karn had one steal against Southern Utah.
Karn redshirted his first season in Lincoln, sitting out the 2008-09 campaign while rehabilitating a knee injury.
Karn joined the Husker program after playing at Shawnee (Ill.) Community College for Coach John Sparks. Karn was outstanding for Sparks in 2006-07 and earned second-team preseason All-America honors from the NJCAA before a leg injury sidelined him for all of the 2007-08 season. He also missed the 2005-06 season at Shawnee with a wrist injury.
During the 2006-07 campaign, Karn averaged 17.5 points per game to rank among the top 50 scorers in NJCAA Division II. He ranked second in the league in 3-point field goals, and had eight games with at least four treys, including twice tying his season high with seven 3-pointers in a contest. Karn was also proficient from the foul line as he ranked 19th in the country by hitting 81.2 percent from the charity stripe.
As a prep, Karn competed at Ohio County (Ky.) High School for Coach Kyle Estes, where Karn averaged 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and nearly two steals per game during his senior campaign. He shot better than 50 percent from the field, 39 percent from behind the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line while helping Ohio County finish the season as region champs with a record of 26-8. Ohio County lost in the first round of the state tournament to the eventual state champion. Individually, Karn earned all-district and all-region honors for his efforts.
During AAU play, Karn played for the Derek Smith All-Stars and the Kentucky Kings. He averaged 23 points and eight rebounds per game for Coach Kris Vance and the Derek Smith All-Stars, and added 14 points and five boards per contest for Coach Greg Keown and the Kentucky Kings.
Matt is the son of Timothy and Patti Karn, and was born Jan. 21, 1987. He has one brother, Christopher. Matt received his degree in May of 2010, and is currently in graduate school.
Career Highs Points 3 four times (last, 11/15/10) Rebounds 1 two times (last 1/5/10) Field Goals 1 four times (last, 11/15/10) Free Throws None 3-point FG 1 four times (last, 11/15/10) Assists 1 three times (last 1/5/10) Steals 1 vs. Southern Utah (12/29/09) Blocks None Minutes 6 vs. Chicago State (12/10/09)
3 four times (last, 11/15/10)
1 two times (last 1/5/10)
1 four times (last, 11/15/10)
1 four times (last, 11/15/10)
1 three times (last 1/5/10)
1 vs. Southern Utah (12/29/09)
6 vs. Chicago State (12/10/09)