Nebraska’s run in the Big Ten Tournament continues after a 70-58 upset of Wisconsin.
Shavon Shields scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds and the Huskers took advantage of a cold shooting night for the Badgers, who connected on just over 30 percent from the field in making their earliest exit from the tournament since 2011.
Shields made 6 of 15 shots from the field and 8 of 9 from the free throw line in 36 minutes.
“His leadership and his presence really matters to the guys,” said Nebraska coach Tim Miles. “When he starts driving to the basket I feel sorry for the guy trying to step in his way because he’s a big, physical guy trying to go to the rim.”
Glynn Watson Jr. added 16 points and Benny Parker had 12 as the Huskers improve to 16-17 and advance to play third seeded Maryland in the quarterfinals.