Purdue: 81 Nebraska: 62

Nebraska couldn't overcome a slow start and fell big to No. 15 Purdue on Tuesday night, 81-62 - dropping their season record to 14-16.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Purdue had their way inside, scoring 40 points in the paint and Nebraska fell to the Boilermakers 81-62 on Tuesday night. It was the final game for Nebraska seniors Shavon Shields and Benny Parker in Lincoln. http://www.scout.com/college/nebraska/story/1647680-nebraska-purdue-post...

Shields did his way to keep Nebraska (14-16) in the ball game, scoring a game high 32 points, but couldn't help the Huskers overcome a slow start. http://www.scout.com/college/nebraska/story/1647672-nebraska-purdue-post...

Parker, who head coach Tim Miles said might have been pressing, finished the game with three points and three rebounds. http://www.scout.com/college/nebraska/story/1647629-shavon-shields-and-b...

Nebraska Media Relation Postgame Notes: 

*-Shavon Shields with a season-high 32 points, topping his previous best of 28 set two other times, most recently against No. 11 Michigan State on Jan. 20. Shields is averaging 28.5 ppg in his last two games since returning to action following a concussion on Feb. 6.

*-Shields now has 1,560 points, moving past Cookie Belcher for ninth place on NU’s career scoring list

*-Tai Webster finished with eight rebound, matching his career high set vs. Cincinnati on Nov. 27.

*-Nebraska falls to 1-8 against ranked foes this season. 


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