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Hepburn helps Wisconsin top Nebraska in return to home state

Wisconsin guard Chucky Hepburn smiles during the Badgers' 73-65 win over Nebraska.
Wisconsin guard Chucky Hepburn smiles during the Badgers' 73-65 win over Nebraska.(KOLN-TV)
Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 7:03 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Chucky Hepburn scored Wisconsin’s first points and finished with a fast break, 2-handed dunk to help the Badgers beat Nebraska, 73-65. Hepburn, a freshman from Bellevue West, scored 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting. The former All-State guard shared an embrace with Nebraska head coach Fred Hoiberg immediately after the game.

Nebraska led the Badgers early, but suffered a game-changing shooting drought midway through the first half. Hepburn’s 3-point field goal from the right wing gave Wisconsin a 20-18 lead, which the Badgers would not surrender. Brad Davison made 5 first-half 3-pointers and scored a team-best 21 points.

Bryce McGowens led the Huskers with 23 points. Nebraska remains winless in Big Ten play, while the Huskers’ record drops to 6-14.

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