Shurna's 28 Points Lift Northwestern Past Nebraska, 84-74

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

John Shurna scored 28 points and Drew Crawford added 21 to lead Northwestern to an 84-74 win over Nebraska on Thursday night.

Northwestern (13-8, 3-6 Big Ten) dominated the game behind the
arc, making 14 3-pointers to end a three-game losing streak.

After Brandon Richardson's steal and layup cut Northwestern's lead to 54-53 with 10:36 left, Northwestern responded with nine unanswered points on three straight 3-pointers by Crawford, Shurna
and Reggie Hearn.

It appeared Northwestern had control of the game with under
three minutes to play and a 75-66 lead, but Dylan Talley hit a
3-pointer and Spencer made another to get the Cornhuskers within
75-72 with 1:34 left. Shurna answered with a driving layup and Dave
Sobolewski made three free throws in the final minute to secure the
win.

Bo Spencer led Nebraska (11-10, 3-7) with 24 points and Toney McCray finished with 16.


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