Shavon Shields reached 1,000 points and Terran Petteway finished with a game-high 28 points, including four 3-pointers, seven rebounds and four assists, as the Husker shot a season’s best 63% in a 76-60 win over the Northwestern Wildcats.
Shields became the 26th Husker to reach the 1,000-point mark, and finished with 11 points and a career-high seven assists.
Nebraska took control midway through the second half, using a 17-0 run to turn a 41-40 deficit into a 16-point lead. The Huskers bench played a key role as David Rivers scored all six of his points in the surge, and Tai Webster’s three-pointer put the final stamp on the run with 8:51 remaining.
The Huskers shot 63%, best in five seasons, and dished out a season-best 16 assists.
Nebraska also held the Wildcats without a field goal for 7:34, as Northwestern (10-12, 1-8 Big Ten) shot just 40 percent in the second half after shooting 52.4 percent in the first 20 minutes.
Nebraska improved to 13-9 and reached the .500 mark in Big Ten play.