Nebraska Survives at Wisconsin for First Road Conference Win

Nebraska Survives at Wisconsin for First Road Conference Win

In the same week the Huskers fell at home for the first time in Big Ten play, they notch their first road conference win as well.

Nebraska(15-5, 5-4 Big Ten) needed yet another second half run to pull out the victory, but the first half was never more than a possession game that had the Huskers up 38-36 at the break. Wisconsin(10-10, 2-7 Big Ten) dominated the third quarter 21-7 to hold a 10 point lead going into the fourth quarter.

The Huskers began the final period on a 14-4 run to tie the game at 61 with 5:29 to go. The teams would exchange the lead six times until a three-pointer by Ashtyn Veerbeek gave Nebraska a 70-68 lead at the 1:03 mark. The Badgers turned the ball over twice in the final minute while Sam Haiby made a pair of free throws. A last second triple by Wisconsin brought the final margin to 72-71 in favor of Nebraska.

Nebraska shot just 33.9-percent from the field and made 6-of-18 three-pointers.

Leigha Brown led four Huskers in double figures with 20 points. Kate Cain, Haiby, and Veerbeek all contributed 11 points.

Nebraska stays on the road at Minnesota(12-7, 2-6 Big Ten) January 30. The Huskers won 72-58 when they met January 4 in Lincoln.