The score was closer than the first meeting between Nebraska and Wisconsin, but the result was the same as the Huskers came up short in their comeback bid losing 50-45 to the Badgers at the Kohl Center Sunday evening.
Nebraska (9-8, 1-5 Big Ten) trailed 36-25 midway through the second half, but rallied behind the shooting of Bo Spencer and Dylan Talley. Spencer led Nebraska with 13 points while Talley scored all nine of his points in the second half.
Down 43-38, Brandon Ubel made a pair of free throws, Nebraska’s first two attempts of the game, before Spencer’s 3-pointer made it 43-40 with 4:10 remaining.
Nebraska had a chance to get closer on its next possession, but after a Jorge Brian Diaz miss with 2:58 left, the Badgers then ran the clock and missed the shot, but got the offensive rebound and kept the possession alive. Wisconsin kept possession until the 1:20 mark when Gasser hit a pair of free throws to make it 45-40.
Talley’s 3-pointer with 29 seconds left pulled the Huskers within two points at 45-43, but were forced to foul. After Taylor hit a pair of free throws, Spencer got Nebraska within 47-45 with a driving layup with 18 seconds left. NU fouled Taylor, who made the first, but missed the second, but the Badger point guard got the offensive rebound and sank a pair of free throws for the final margin.