Despite shooting just 22% in the first half, the Huskers were within five of #22 Michigan in the opening minute of the second half, but Jordan Morgan keyed a 10-0 run over the next 4:33 for the Woverines, who built a 32-17 lead with 15:05 left and cruised to a 16-point win, 62-46. Bo Spencer led Nebraska with 13 points, as Nebraska shot 39 percent for the game. Brandon Ubel grabbed nine rebounds for Nebraska, which out-rebounded Michigan, 29-22, but dropped its third straight game to move to (11-12, 3-9 Big Ten).
Doc Sadler was not happy the loss, but liked the effort. “First of all, I was disappointed we lost the basketball game, but I’m so proud of our guys. I thought they played as hard as you could play. To not make shots; any of you who have played basketball understand how difficult it could be, maybe to quit competing on the defensive end. I thought our guys competed for forty minutes on that end. We just didn’t shoot the basketball.”