Nebraska basketball grinded out a crucial Big Ten conference win on the road at Wisconsin Monday night 74-63. The Huskers improve to 17-8 on the season and improved to 8-4 in conference play.
Nebraska struggled to contain Ethan Happ in the first half as he notched 18 points in the first 20 minutes. No other Badger has more than one field goal in that time frame.
The Huskers made some halftime adjustments and forced the ball out of Happ’s hands down the stretch and found some offense leading to the win.
Happ finished the game with 25 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and four blocks.
Nebraska still had its fair share of struggles on offense, making just four of their 18 three point attempts. However, James Palmer Jr. continued to be a weapon for the Huskers as he dropped 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Isaac Copeland and Glynn Watson Jr. both had double-digit scoring performances, Copeland with 17 and Watson with 15.
Nebraska will not take the court again for another week when they'll head to Minnesota to take on the Gophers Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. in another crucial Big Ten tilt.