LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Bryson Scott put up a double-double with 13 points and ten rebounds, but Purdue fell to Nebraska 76-57 on Sunday.
Nebraska (16-10, 8-6 Big Ten) used a 26-8 second half run to take down the Boilermakers (15-12, 5-9).
Purdue struggled from the field throughout the game, as they were held to just 30 percent shooting in the game.
After cutting the Nebraska lead to 39-30 with 17:43 remaining, Purdue made just one field goal in nearly 10 minutes against Nebraska’s aggressive man-to-man defense.
Purdue made just one field goal in the final 8:26 of the first half. But the Boilermakers made all 12 of their first half free throws to stay close.
Terran Petteway scored 29 points to lead Nebraska, which won its fifth straight game.
Nebraska took control of the game late in a low-scoring first half. With Purdue center A.J. Hammons on the bench, Nebraska went on a 7-0 run capped by a Petteway fast break layup to take a 21-14 lead and stretched that advantage to 30-20 on Shavon Shields’ three-point play with 1:04 left in the first half.
Shields finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Nebraska and Walter Pitchford had 10.
The win was Nebraska’s first regular-season win over Purdue since the Huskers joined the Big Ten and its first over the Boilermakers in Lincoln since 1994. Purdue defeated Nebraska 70-64 on Jan. 12.