Big Ten Tournament - Nebraska Downs Purdue 57-55 - Match Report

Nebraska got 19 points from Shavon Shields as they ran past Purdue 57-55 on Thursday at United Center.

Nebraska was a 5.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Nebraska got 16 points from Brandon Ubel and another 9 points from Ray Gallegos. Brandon Ubel contributed 5 assists, while Brandon Ubel cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Purdue got a 15-point performance from D.J. Byrd, who was supported by 11 points from A.J. Hammons. Terone Johnson had 4 assists in a losing cause for Purdue, while D.J. Byrd grabbed 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Nebraska were victorious, as the score was 30-28 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Purdue as they grabbed 36 boards, while Nebraska only had 31.