Husker men’s basketball upsets 23rd ranked Michigan
James Palmer Jr. scored 19 points to lead four players in double figures and Nebraska routed 23rd ranked Michigan 72-52 last night for its first win over the Wolverines since joining the Big Ten.
The Big Red, which needed Palmer’s three-pointer to beat last-place Illinois 64-63 on Monday, led 32-21 at the half and never let Michigan get closer than ten points in the last 17 minutes. The Wolverines, which had won nine of its last ten games, suffered its most lopsided loss of the season and had a season-low for points. They had come in 8-0 against the Huskers since Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011-12, and Michigan had won ten straight in the series. NU is now 14-7 overall and 5-3 in the Big Ten while the Wolverines drop to 16-5 overall and 5-3 in the conference. Michigan’s Charles Matthews led his team with 15 points and eight rebounds.