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Nebraska vs Northwestern Final: 54-47 - Recap

Nebraska grabbed a 54-47 win over Northwestern on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Shavon Shields at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Nebraska won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 9-point spread.

Nebraska got 10 points from Terran Petteway and another 10 points from Walter Pitchford. Terran Petteway contributed 2 assists, while Shavon Shields cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Northwestern got 20 points from Alex Olah in a losing cause and another 11 points from Drew Crawford. Drew Crawford contributed 2 assists for them, while Alex Olah had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Nebraska were victorious, as the score was 26-22 at the break.

Nebraska had a 40-29 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.