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Nebraska basketball takes down Michigan for the first time since joining Big Ten

Posted: 10:08 PM, Jan 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-19 04:46:52Z

Nebraska basketball picked up a major Big Ten win over No. 23 Michigan marking the first time the Huskers have beaten the Wolverines since joining the conference. 

With the 72-52 win, Nebraska moves into a tie with Michigan in the Big Ten standings and are just 2.5 games back from the top spot.

James Palmer Jr. led Nebraska in scoring with 19 points to go along with four rebounds and two assists. Three other Huskers were in double digit scoring: Isaac Copeland (13), Isaiah Roby (career-high 14) and Anton Gill (10). 

The Huskers led for more than 30 minutes of game time and handed Michigan its most lopsided loss of the season. This game also marked head coach Tim Miles' first double-digit win over a top-25 team as the head coach at Nebraska.

Nebraska shot an impressive % from the field, something it has struggled with all season. Coming into the game, the Huskers were 281st in the NCAA in field goal percentage at 42.5%. 

The Huskers schedule doesn't get any easier as Nebraska will have to travel to Columbus to take on No. 22 Ohio State Monday at 7 p.m.