B1G Recap: Huskers upset No. 9 Badgers

Why wouldn’t a season as wild as this one end with a crazy upset in the final game of the regular season? Nebraska upset No. 9 Wisconsin in the conference’s final game to highlight a busy day. In other action, Minnesota ran past Penn State, Ohio State nipped No. 22 Michigan State and Northwestern dropped Purdue. Catch up on all the action and video highlights in this post.

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(AP) Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway scored 26 points apiece, and Nebraska beat No. 9 Wisconsin 77-68 on Sunday night to bolster its resume for an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament. The Cornhuskers (19-11, 11-7) won for the 10th time in 12 games to clinch fourth place in the Big Ten for their highest conference finish since 1997-98. The Badgers (25-6, 12-6) had their longest conference win streak since 1940-41 end at eight games.

(AP) Austin Hollins had 14 points and three steals in his last scheduled home game, a fitting senior spark for Minnesota in an 81-63 victory over Penn State on Sunday to set up a rematch between these teams in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. DeAndre Mathieu led the Golden Gophers (19-12, 8-10) with 16 points and six assists, Mo Walker scored 16 points on a career-best 8-for-10 free-throw shooting performance, and Minnesota locked up seventh place in coach Richard Pitino’s first season.

(AP) LaQuinton Ross scored 22 points and Aaron Craft added 12, including a late free throw, to lead Ohio State past No. 22 Michigan State 69-67 on Sunday. Keith Appling’s jumper with 2 seconds left was off the mark for the Spartans, who failed to score over the final 4:30 as Ohio State scored the game’s final four points. Adreian Payne scored 23 points, Gary Harris had 12 and Denzel Valentine 11 for the Spartans (23-8, 12-6 Big Ten), who have lost seven of their last 11.

(AP) Drew Crawford had 27 points and seven rebounds and Alex Olah added 14 points and seven rebounds to lead Northwestern to a 74-65 victory over Purdue on Sunday in the regular season finale for both teams. The Wildcats (13-18, 6-12 Big Ten), who snapped a league-worst seven-game skid, closed out the first half on a 6-2 run to take a 28-21 lead at halftime.


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Spartan in Los Angeles on 3/9/2014 @ 2:45pm EDT Said:

A big game today for my Spartan Dawgs in a hostile environment need to keep that momentum rolling for the BTT next weekend

susan on 3/9/2014 @ 9:38pm EDT Said:

poor sportsmanship on Nebraska’s part for not shaking hands after the game!!! A little bit arrogant on their part

Nathan on 3/10/2014 @ 12:34am EDT Said:

Nebraska was picked to be last in the big ten… they just earned themselves the #4 seed. No one has been excited about Nebraska basketball since well, ever. The students stormed the floor, surrounded the players, and made it impossible for anyone to move anywhere. I agree they should have made more of an effort to shake hands with the Wisconsin team… but arrogant, come on. No one gave the Nebraska players and team any respect prior to and during the season… The players are living in a dreamland… the whole state of Nebraska is living in a dreamland. If anyone deserves to be arrogant, it is the nebraska basketball team that finished the last half of conference play stronger than any other team in the big ten. Perhaps most incredibly, they started the season 8 and 8… then finished the season 11-3 in the big ten arguably the toughest conference in the country. From a Wisconsin basketball fan impressed by the basketball program being rebuilt in Nebraska. Definitely a team to be reckoned with in the Big Ten in years to come.

Will on 3/10/2014 @ 10:55am EDT Said:

Susan are you serious? the coaches shook hands and the first thought was to get the Wisconsin kids off the court before the seats emptied out onto the floor. There was no poor sportsmanship or arrogance on Nebraska’s part at all. Sad you can’t see what the majority of the B1G fans are seeing and that is that Nebraska finally hired a coach who knows his job, has fun doing it, does not have a negative bone in his body (win or lose) and gets the players to play with heart. This is not only a win for Nebraska but the B1G as a whole!

David on 3/10/2014 @ 12:00pm EDT Said:

Hard to shake hands when the students storm the floor & you cant find the other team.

jared on 3/10/2014 @ 12:12pm EDT Said:

poor sportsmanship on Wisconsin for hooking on Pitchford and throwing him to the floor three times during that game. They would have shook hands if they could. But 16,000 other people had a different plan in mind. You think you would have been able to get through that crowd to shake hands before Wisconsin left the floor if you were in that position? Is Susan a pen name for Gene? Good game to Wisconsin.

go_huskers on 3/10/2014 @ 12:32pm EDT Said:

lol@susan… good luck trying to shake hands during a court storm… It’s pretty standard for 1) wisconsin to get off the court asap and 2) NU players to not bring the crowd to where Wisconsin players are.

Coaches exchanged a hand shake and players got off the court safely. Settle down susan…settle down