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Palmer's buzzer-beater leads Huskers past Illinois

Posted: 11:12 PM, Jan 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-16 05:22:07Z

James Palmer, Jr. hit the game-winning three pointer with 0.3 seconds left as Nebraska hung on to beat Illinois on Monday night, 64-63.

The Illini took the lead just seconds earlier on a four point play by Michael Finke. 

But the Huskers were able to get the buzzer-beater off just in time. Palmer finished with a game-high 24 points. NU improved to 13-7 overall and 4-3 in Big Ten play. 

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The Big Red hosts 23rd ranked Michigan on Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.