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Final

Nebraska 53

(12-10, 4-6 Big Ten)

Northwestern 49

(12-12, 5-6 Big Ten)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    1:00 PM ET, February 8, 2014

    Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    NEB 16 3753
    NW 22 2749

    Top Performers

    Nebraska: T. Petteway 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Northwestern: J. Cobb 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Petteway leads Nebraska past Northwestern, 53-49

    Associated Press

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Terran Petteway scored 17 points, and Nebraska overcame a slow start to beat Northwestern 53-49 on Saturday.

    Walter Pitchford added 15 points, nailing three 3-pointers, and the Cornhuskers (12-10, 4-6 Big Ten) picked themselves up after getting blown out by Michigan earlier in the week.

    They trailed by six after an ugly first half and blew an eight-point lead late in the second but managed to pull this one out.

    Northwestern (12-12, 5-6) had just scored eight straight to tie it at 44 when Pitchford hit two free throws and a 3 to make it a five-point game with 2:25 left.

    Then, after two free throws by the Wildcats' JerShon Cobb, Petteway nailed a 3 with 22 seconds left to make it a six-point game. Northwestern's Sanjay Lumpkin answered with one of his own, but the Cornhuskers hung on.

    Petteway hit just 5 of 16 shots and committed five turnovers. But he also grabbed eight rebounds and helped contain Drew Crawford.

    Pitchford was 3 of 4 from long range, and the Cornhuskers wound up shooting 40.4 percent in the game after a horrible start.

    Cobb scored 14 for Northwestern, which had won five of seven. Crawford finished with 13 points but was just 4 of 13 from the field. He also turned the ball over five times.

    Even so, he led the charge as Northwestern wiped out a 44-36 deficit late in the game.

    Crawford hit back-to-back 3s and Demps tied it on a layup with just less than 4 minutes left. But Pitchford and Petteway came through down the stretch for Nebraska.

    The Cornhuskers appeared on their way to a loss trailing 22-16 at the half.

    The 16 points were a season low in a half. They were just 6 of 24 from the field while missing 9 of 11 3-pointers. Petteway, who came in averaging 17.5 points, hit just 1 of 7 shots and committed four turnovers.

    Northwestern had its issues, too, shooting just over 38 percent.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NEB
    NW
    Points 53 49
    FG Made-Attempted 19-47 (.404) 17-46 (.370)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 8-22 (.364)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 7-10 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 13 (0/0)

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