Walter Pitchford and Shavon Shields complemented Petteway's
scoring effort with 11 points apiece for Nebraska (11-9, 3-5 Big
Ten), which won back-to-back conference games for the first time
as a member of the Big Ten. Ray Gallegos added 10 points,
including a pair of early second-half 3-pointers that helped the
Cornhuskers overcome their 19-point first half.
Yogi Ferrell led the way with 14 points for Indiana (13-8, 3-5),
which fell to 1-2 against Nebraska since the Cornhuskers joined
the league three years ago. Stanford Robinson and Will Sheehey
each finished with 12 points while freshman Troy Williams
grabbed a career-high nine rebounds.
Indiana overcame an early five-point hole with a 12-0 surge to
build an early seven-point lead. After the Cornhuskers twice
pulled to within one, Ferrell and Robinson banked in consecutive
3-pointers to spark a 15-0 run to extend the Hoosiers'
advantage to 32-16 before Petteway's three-point play with
1:41 left accounted for Nebraska's only points over the final
seven-plus minutes of the first half.
The Cornhuskers got back into it behind the long-range
marksmanship of Gallegos and Petteway, turning a 13-point
halftime deficit into a 43-all tie before using an 8-0 burst
thanks to 3-pointers from Nathan Hawkins and Pitchford to go
ahead 51-46. Indiana rallied within one, but a layup by Shields
and step-back 3-pointer from Petteway with 2:04 left gave
Nebraska a six-point lead and enough cushion to overcome some
shaky late foul shooting.
GAME NOTEBOOK: After posting a season-low point total for a half
in the opening 20 minutes, Nebraska eclipsed its first-half
offensive output with 12:58 remaining on a long jumper from
Petteway. ... Indiana, which entered the contest averaging a Big
Ten-worst 15.4 turnovers, finished with 19 on Thursday — the
sixth time this season it has committed at least that many. ... The Cornhuskers, who committed only two second-half turnovers
after giving it up 12 times in the first half, improved to 10-1
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