Wisconsin tops Purdue, Nebraska sweeps IU
We had two exciting games on the final Super Wednesday doubleheader of the Big Ten basketball season. In the first game of the night, Nebraska went into Assembly Hall and completed the season sweep of Indiana. No. 9 Wisconsin followed with a 76-70 win over Purdue on Senior Night at the Kohl Center. The victory marked the Badgers’ first eight-game Big Ten winning streak since 1940-41.
Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.
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WISCONSIN 76, PURDUE 70 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Frank Kaminsky scored 22 points, Traevon Jackson added 14 and No. 9 Wisconsin finished off its home schedule with a 76-70 victory over Purdue on Wednesday night. Kaminsky, a 7-footer who can shoot from the perimeter, went 4 of 5 from 3-point range for the Badgers (25-5, 12-5 Big Ten), who won their eighth straight thanks in large part to shooting 48 percent from the field in the first half.
NEBRASKA 70, INDIANA 60 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Walter Pitchford and Shavon Shields each scored 17 points Wednesday, and Nebraska held off Indiana for a 70-60 victory. The Cornhuskers (18-11, 10-7 Big Ten) have won seven of eight and this one strengthened their resume for the NCAA’s selection committee. It’s also the first time in six tries Nebraska has won in Bloomington. Indiana (17-13, 7-10) was led by Troy Williams with 18 points and Will Sheehey with 13. But it wasn’t enough to avoid a second straight Senior Night loss.