- Coach Tim Miles made the decision to start Jordy Tshimanga in place of Isaiah Roby to match up with the 6-foot-9, 250-pound Caleb Swanigan.
- Matt Painter brought 7-2 Isaac Haas in after a timeout and Miles matched him with Tshimanga. Tshimanga forced a miss on Haas’ first post touch.
- Jeriah Horne checked in around the 14 minute mark after not playing in the last game.
- An 8-0 run by Nebraska cut the deficit to one and forced a Purdue timeout. Glynn Watson Jr. started it with a 3-pointer, then Horne scored the other five with a 3-pointer and a fast-break slam.
- Jack McVeigh started 3-of-3 from deep and the Huskers started 6-of-9 as a team.
- Tshimanga picked up his third foul with 2:14 to go, but the Huskers got 12 minutes out of him in the first half.
- After managing to play 12 minutes in the first half, Tshimanga picked up his fourth foul 56 seconds into the second half.
- The Nebraska offense hit a rough patch but McVeigh kept the team afloat with a 3-point play and three free throws on a 3-shot foul.
- Michael Jacobson scrapped for an offensive rebound then found a cutting Horne for his second hammer slam of the game.
- A couple of hustle plays by Jacobson led to two buckets by Horne, including his second slam of the game.
- Jacobson got stuffed inside, so he stepped out to the mid-post and buried a face-up jumper over Swanigan.
- Purdue answered Nebraska’s rally with two 3-pointers to retake the lead 72-67 with 2:51 to go.
- Nebraska held one of the Big Ten player of the year front runners in Swanigan to 14 points on 5-of-15 shooting.
- McVeigh tied his career high with 21 points.
- Nebraska’s student section made its way to the court to “storm it.”