BTN had a pair of exciting Big Ten men’s basketball games on Sunday. Indiana kicked off the action with a 56-46 win over Illinois. Nebraska followed with an impressive 82-78 upset victory over Minnesota in Lincoln. Catch up on all the scores, stats and in-game video highlights in this post.
NEBRASKA 82, MINNESOTA 78 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Terran Petteway scored a career-high 35 points, Nebraska overcame Malik Smith’s shooting exhibition in his first start for Minnesota, and the Cornhuskers bounced back from a crushing loss at Penn State to hang on for an 82-78 victory Sunday. Walter Pitchford added 13 points and Shavon Shields 10 for the Huskers (10-9, 2-5 Big Ten). Nebraska hit a season-high 11 3-pointers, with Petteway making four and Pitchford three.
INDIANA 56, ILLINOIS 46 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Yogi Ferrell scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half, leading Indiana past Illinois 56-46 on Sunday. The Hoosiers (13-7, 3-4) ended a two-game losing streak to split the season series. Illinois (13-8, 2-6) was led by Rayvonte Rice with 20 but lost its sixth straight. The Fighting Illini have not won since Jan. 4, and this one prevented them from taking their first lead in the Indiana series since 1975.