Walter Pitchford and Terran Petteway combined 25 second-half points, as Nebraska rallied from six down at the break to beat Northwestern, 53-49, Saturday afternoon at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Petteway led all scorers with 17 points, and added eight rebounds and a season-high four assists, while Pitchford scored 13 of his career high 15 points in the second half, as Nebraska improved to 12-10 on the season and picked up its first road win of the season.
Nebraska, which shot 25 percent in the first half, hit 56 percent in the second half, including 5-of-9 from 3-point range, while holding the Wildcats (12-12, 5-6 B1G) to just 37 percent for the day.
Trailing 22-16 at the break, Nebraska opened the second half on a 14-5 spurt, as Pitchford scored eight points to help the Huskers build a 30-27 lead that the Huskers would never relinquish.
The Huskers return home Wednesday night to take on Illinois at 8 p.m.