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Huskers drop 5th straight at Illinois

Posted: 10:51 PM, Feb 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-02 23:51:41-05

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (KMTV) — The Nebraska men's basketball team could never get closer than seven points in the 2nd half as the Huskers extended their losing streak to five straight with a 71-64 setback at Illinois on Saturday.

James Palmer Jr. led the way for NU scoring a game-high 22 points in the loss.

NU fell to 13-9 overall and 3-8 in the Big Ten. The Huskers host Maryland on Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. on BTN.