Starting off conference play 1-2, Northwestern looked to hit Nebraska back to reality in Lincoln Sunday night. Despite an unimpressive nonconference performance, Nebraska seemed to ready to turn it around in the B1G by beating Indiana and Maryland.

  • Chris Collins started it off with the usual group: McIntosh, Lindsey, Lumpkin, Law.
  • On the other side, Tim Miles’ team would start with Watson, Webster, Morrow, Jacobson and Taylor.
  • Starting off down eight, Northwestern quickly fought back to regain control of the lead. Looking like the better team for most of the half, they would go up by 10 points with just two and a half minutes left in the 1H.
  • Feeling a bit of déjà vu, Northwestern relinquished control in, seemingly, the blink of an eye. In the final two and a half minutes, Nebraska scored 14 straight to lead 37-33 at halftime.
  • Starting off the 2nd half, it looked like Nebraska may be able to hold off Northwestern. However, after going up 7, the Wildcats began to respond.
  • After bringing things even by the 12-minute mark, Northwestern began to pull away from Nebraska and they wouldn’t look back, closing the game out 74-66.
  • After shedding his redshirt last year, then-freshman Dererk Pardon had the debut of a lifetime in Lincoln, scoring 28 points and grabbing over 10 boards to go along with that. He looked happy to be back tonight, with 13 points and a 6-8 night from the field.
  • Along with Pardon, Law and Lindsey had 15 and 19 points respectively.
  • Once again, Taphorn and Skelly received the main minutes off the bench, as Collins has seemed to pretty much cement these two into a seven-man rotation.
  • For Nebraska, the biggest issue was poor shot selection. Both Webster and Morrow struggled from the field on 10+ shot attempts for each. Jacobson turned in a solid stat line, with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Cornhuskers.
  • Not surprisingly, Northwestern was in a bit off foul trouble early on in the game. Although it didn’t escalate, they had to (and did) keep Nebraska’s shots out of the paint to avoid fouls.
  • Next up for NU, they’ll visit Rutgers on Thursday night, looking to be 3-2 in conference play.
  • For NEB, they visit Michigan on Saturday, in what will be a telling game about two teams in the middle of the B1G.

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