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SportNebraska surprises No. 21 Maryland 69-61 in Big 10 tourney

01:00  15 march  2019
01:00  15 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

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5th in Big Ten . Ignas Brazdeikis scored 21 points, Jon Teske had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 9 Michigan beat 17th-ranked Maryland 69 -62 Sunday to remain in the hunt for Lamar Stevens scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half, and Penn State had an easy time with No. 17 Maryland in a 78- 61 win on Wednesday night. Smith, Fernando lead No. 24 Maryland past Nebraska 60-45.

BIG PICTURE. Maryland : The Terps have lost three of four after a seven-game winning streak. Wisconsin: Less than two weeks ago, Wisconsin trailed Maryland by as many as 21 in the second half before mounting a furious rally and falling 64-60. The Badgers have won five straight since then.

Nebraska surprises No. 21 Maryland 69-61 in Big 10 tourney© The Associated Press Nebraska's Glynn Watson Jr. (5) shoots against Maryland's Darryl Morsell (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO — James Palmer scored 24 points and Nebraska shut down No. 21 Maryland for the first big surprise of the Big Ten Tournament, holding off the Terrapins for a 69-61 victory on Thursday.

Using a seven-man rotation because of injuries and backup guard Nana Akenten's suspension, the Cornhuskers harassed the Terrapins into 36 percent (18 for 50) shooting and 11 turnovers. Glynn Watson Jr. added 19 points and Isaiah Roby finished with 15.

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BIG PICTURE. Maryland : The Terps have lost three of four after a seven-game winning streak. Wisconsin: Less than two weeks ago, Wisconsin trailed Maryland by as many as 21 in the second half before mounting a furious rally and falling 64-60. The Badgers have won five straight since then.

4th in Big Ten . Ethan Happ had 21 points and 14 rebounds in his final home game to help No . 21 Wisconsin beat Iowa 65-45 on Thursday night. Brad Davison scored 16 points, D'Mitrik Trice and Ethan Happ added 14 points apiece and No. 22 Wisconsin held off Northwestern 69 -64 on Saturday night. Nebraska .

BOX SCORE: NEBRASKA 69, NO. 21 MARYLAND 61

Nebraska (17-15) earned a second win in the Big Ten tourney for the first time since 2016 and will face fourth-seeded Wisconsin on Friday afternoon. The Cornhuskers advanced with a 68-61 victory against Rutgers on Wednesday night.

Maryland (22-10) swept Nebraska during the regular season, including a 60-45 win in Lincoln on Feb. 6. But the Terrapins struggled offensively in their third loss in their last four games.

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