Nebraska falls in first Big Ten game, 82-71 to Northwestern

Nebraska falls in their Big Ten opener, 81-72 to Northwestern, blowing a 12-point lead in the second half.


*-Benny Parker set or tied career bests in points (17, previoushigh 12 at Hawaii, 12/22/13); assists (7, 7 vs. Tulane, 11/21/12) and 3-pointers (5, two, five previous times). Parker also matched his season high with five rebounds.

*-Nebraska’s six turnovers was a season low (11 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff). 

*-Nebraska’s 18 assists was the second-highest assist total of the season

*-Andrew White III finished with 22 points, marking his fourth 20-point game of the year. White also hit a career-high five 3-pointers (previous high was four on three occasions).
*-Nebraska allowed an opponent to shoot over 50 percent for just the third time in the last 58 contests dating back to 2013-14.

*-Nebraska’s 40-25 rebounding deficit was its lowest of the season, and marked the fifth time in 14 games NU was out-rebounded.

*-Derek Pardon’s 28 points and 12 rebounds were highs for a Nebraska opponent this season.

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