Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles was not happy with the team’s fifth straight loss in the Big Ten. “When a non-scholarship guy in Jordan Tyrance and a true freshman in Shavon Shields get half your points and nearly half your rebounds…it’s gonna be a long night.”
The Huskers fell to Purdue 65-56.
A career night from freshman Shavon Shields and a school record for fewest turnovers weren’t enough to complete a valiant comeback attempt for the Nebraska basketball team on Wednesday, as the Huskers fell to Purdue 65-56 at the Devaney Center.
Shields scored a career-high 18 points and added a game-high-tying eight rebounds, one shy of his career high. Tyrance added 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds.
Nebraska trailed by 20 at 43-23 with 16:21 left after Purdue hit five of its first six second-half shots, but Nebraska cut the lead to five with just over six minutes to play, but would get no closer after D.J. Byrd hit two, three-pointers over the next minute and a half to push Purdue leads to no fewer than seven the rest of the way.
The Huskers return to action on Saturday afternoon, as they travel to Penn State to take on the Nittany Lions. Tip-off is set for Noon (central).
Tim Miles press conference