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(Neb)-Huskers Fall At Home In Senior Night Season Finale

By: John Axtell Posted at: 03/05/2017 08:57 PM

Tai Webster - Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications
Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. ---  In the final game of the regular season, the Nebraska men's basketball team fell to the Michigan Wolverines 93-57 before 15,293 in attendance at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday night.

Nebraska fell behind early, 14-2. The Huskers clawed their way back to within nine points of the Wolverines at one time, but couldn't compete with the red-hot Wolverines.

In the first half, Michigan shot 59.3 percent from the field, which included 53.3 percent (8-15) from behind the arc and led 45-29 at the half. Jordy Tshimanga led Nebraska with nine points, two rebounds and one assist in the half. As a team, the Huskers shot 56.5 percent from the field in the first half. 

Michigan's shooting spree continued in the second half. The Wolverines shot 68.2 percent from the field and finished the game at 63.3 percent. Derrick Walton Jr. led the Wolverines with 18 points and 16 assists. Four additional Michigan players finished in double figures. 

For the Huskers, Ed Morrow Jr. and Isaiah Roby paved the way with 10 points each. Tshimanga and Morrrow Jr. led the way with four rebounds.

Tai Webster, on his senior day, finished with eight points, three-rebounds and a team-high five assists.

Nebraska will be the #12 seed at the Big Ten Tournament in Washington D.C.  and will face 13th-seed Penn State Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (MT) on Stereo AM 610 KCSR. It will be televised nationally on ESPN. 


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