Big Ten tournament: Badgers fall 70-58 to Cornhuskers
INDIANAPOLIS — Shavon Shields scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead 11th-seeded Nebraska to a 70-58 victory over No. 6 seed Wisconsin in the second round of the Big Ten Conference tournament Thursday night.
Nebraska (16-17) will face No. 3 seed Maryland in Friday’s quarterfinals. Wisconsin (20-12), the defending Big Ten Tournament champion, was eliminated in its first game of the tournament for the first time since 2011.
The Cornhuskers avenged a 72-61 loss to Wisconsin on Feb. 10. Shields missed that game because of injury.
Nebraska led for the final 15 ½ minutes of the game. Wisconsin got to within three at 55-52 with 5:39 but got no closer.
Glynn Watson Jr. added 16 for the Cornhuskers, Benny Parker had 12 and Andrew White III added 10.
Ethan Happ led Wisconsin with 17 and Vitto Brown had 16.