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Run it Back: Huskers' Frontcourt Steps Up Against Purdue
Photo Credit: Aaron Babcock

Game Notes: Nebraska 83, Purdue 80

January 29, 2017

First Half

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Jeriah Horne checked in around the 14 minute mark after not playing in the last game.
  4. 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.
  5. Jack McVeigh started 3-of-3 from deep and the Huskers started 6-of-9 as a team.
  6. Tshimanga picked up his third foul with 2:14 to go, but the Huskers got 12 minutes out of him in the first half.

Second Half

  1. After managing to play 12 minutes in the first half, Tshimanga picked up his fourth foul 56 seconds into the second half.
  2. 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.
  3. Michael Jacobson scrapped for an offensive rebound then found a cutting Horne for his second hammer slam of the game.
  4. A couple of hustle plays by Jacobson led to two buckets by Horne, including his second slam of the game.
  5. Jacobson got stuffed inside, so he stepped out to the mid-post and buried a face-up jumper over Swanigan.
  6. Purdue answered Nebraska’s rally with two 3-pointers to retake the lead 72-67 with 2:51 to go.
  7. Nebraska held one of the Big Ten player of the year front runners in Swanigan to 14 points on 5-of-15 shooting.
  8. McVeigh tied his career high with 21 points.
  9. Nebraska’s student section made its way to the court to “storm it.”

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