Husker men’s basketball rallies past Wisconsin

January 31, 2018

James Palmer Jr. scored 28 points, had eight rebounds, and recorded two steals to key a second-half comeback, as Nebraska rallied for a 74-63 victory over Wisconsin last night.

Isaac Copeland added 17 points, five rebounds, and two steals and Glynn Watson Jr. pumped in 15 points with five assists. The Cornhuskers trailed by double digits midway through the second half but held the Badgers to just eight points over the final nine minutes to extend their winning streak to three games. Wisconsin owned a 55-44 advantage, but NU answered with ten straight points to pull within 55-54 with 7:28 to play and continued rolling. Palmer Jr. scored 16 points during a 30-8 Nebraska run to close the game, including a layup that gave the Cornhuskers their first lead of the second half with 4:35 remaining. The Badgers’ Ethan Happ had 25 points, eleven rebounds, six assists, and four blocked shots. Nebraska is now 17-8 overall and 8-4 in the Big Ten while Wisconsin falls to 10-13 overall and 3-7 in the conference.