Holding the Badgers to just 30 percent shooting from the field for the game, No. 11 Nebraska (16-17) knocked off No. 6 Wisconsin on Thursday night, 70-58 in the second round of the Big Ten tournament.
Nebraska advances to the third round and will take on No. 3 Maryland Friday night at 8 p.m. CT.
For the second straight night, Nebraska senior Shavon Shields poured in 20 points, grabbing nine defensive rebounds during the contest. The Huskers also got 15 points from freshman guard Glynn Watson. Guards Benny Parker and Andrew White III chipped in 12 and 10 respectively.
The Huskers took a 26-21 lead into the break, after holding to a 29 percent shooting performance in the first half. The Badgers also committed seven turnovers in the first half.
Wisconsin was able to cut the lead to 55-52 with 5:41 left to play, but Nebraska went on an 8-2 run, to push the game out of reach for Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard’s team.
NU MEDIA RELATION NOTES:
*-With the win, the Huskers will play Maryland on Friday. The Huskers lost the only regular-season meeting, 70-65, on Feb. 3?.
*-Nebraska avenged a 72-61 loss to Wisconsin in Madison on Feb. 10, a game where Shavon Shields and Ed Morrow Jr. did not play. NU also snapped a three-game losing streak to the Badgers dating back to 2014?
*-Shavon Shields finished with a game-high 20 points, his second straight 20-point effort and fourth in the last five games. Shields now has 1,611 points, moving past Jaron Boone (1,609) for sixth on NU’s career scoring list. ?
*-Shields now has been in double figures in 15 straight games?
*-Nebraska held Wisconsin to 30.2 percent shooting. Only Oklahoma, which held the Badgers to 23.5 percent shooting held Wisconsin to a lower shooting percentage?
*- The 30.2 percent shooting was the second-lowest total by a Husker opponent (25.9 by Mississippi Valley State in the opener).?
*-Benny Parker made his 129th career appearance, moving into a tie for second all-time at Nebraska?
*-Benny Parker reached double figures for the third time this season with 12 points. Prior to tonight, Parker averaged just 3.5 ppg in six previous games with Wisconsin?
*-Glynn Watson Jr. reached double figures for the 14th time this season as he finish with 16 points?
*-Nebraska had nine steals against Wisconsin and has averaged 10.0 steals per game in the Big Ten Tournament.