Husker Men's Basketball Upsets #9 Wisconsin

By: 10/11 News
By: 10/11 News

Lincoln, Neb. The Huskers beat #9 Wisconsin 77-68 at Pinnacle Bank Arena Sunday night.

Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway both led the Huskers with 26 points each, as Nebraska earned a bye in the first round the Big Ten Tournament which starts Thursday in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Nebraska clinched sole possession of fourth place in the Big Ten standings, its best conference finish since 1997-98. Nebraska closed the regular season with eight wins in the last nine games and went 10-2 after a 1-5 start to Big Ten play.

Nebraska will play around 1:30pm Friday against the winner of the Ohio State and Purdue game on Thursday.

The Huskers shot 52 percent from the field Sunday, while Wisconsin shot just 42.9 percent. Nebraska also forced 11 team turnovers by the Badgers.

Walter Pitchford also chipped in 14 points in the upset win over the Badgers.

With the victory over Wisconsin, Nebraska improves to 15-1 at Pinnacle Bank Arena, its best home mark since going 17-1 in 1982-83

After the game Head Coach Tim Miles had this to say when asked if Nebraska is in the NCAA Tournament or not, "Well first of all, it's out of my control. I think it's a great win, I mean, I don't think they’ve lost to anybody like us. I think we've put together a pretty impressive run. I think anybody that would be on the committee and watched that game would think, 'Hey, they're pretty good.'"


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