Terran Petteway scored 23 points and Walter Pitchford added 18 as the Cornhuskers beat Michigan State 60-51 on Sunday to get to .500 in the Big Ten for the first time since joining the conference. It also was Nebraska’s first Big Ten win over Michigan State. The Cornhuskers (14-10, 6-6) have won three straight conference games for the first time since the 2010-11 season.
Nebraska jumped out to leads of 6-0 and 13-4. The Cornhuskers had a 32-25 advantage at halftime and held off a second-half surge by closing the game with a 9-2 run.
“I’ve only been here a year and a half,” Nebraska coach Tim Miles said. “But for us, obviously, it’s a marquee win.”