The Huskers gave #2 Michigan a battle Wednesday night, but the Wolverines pulled away down the stretch for a 62-47 victory in Ann Arbor, MI. Nebraska (9-7, 0-3 Big Ten) held the Wolverines to a season-low 38.9 percent shooting in holding Michigan 20 points below its season average and only trailed Michigan 25-20 at the break.
Ray Gallegos led the with 19 points for the Huskers, including four 3-pointers, but All-American Trey Burke’s 18 points led four Michigan players in double figures as the Wolverines remained unbeaten. Michigan, averaged 94.5 points in its first two Big Ten wins.
Nebraska played one of its best halves defensively in the first 20 minutes, holding Michigan to 32.3 percent shooting and only trailing 25-20 at the break. Freshman Shavon Shields led Nebraska with six points and five rebounds, and in the second half, after Nebraska quickly fell behind 30-23, the Huskers chipped away, on a 3-pointer from Gallegos and basket from Talley to put the Huskers within 31-28. Michigan responded with a 3-pointer off a loose ball and another basket pushed the lead back to eight, at 36-28.
The Huskers continue their two-game road swing on Sunday, Jan. 13, when they travel to No. 22 Michigan State. Tipoff is at 5 p.m. (central) .