The 5th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers held off Nebraska’s late run and pulled out a 65-55 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Tuesday night.
Sam Dekker matched his career high with 21 points, and Wisconsin (22-2, 10-1 Big Ten) won its seventh game and extended its lead in the Big Ten to three games over four teams tied for second place.
The Cornhuskers (13-11, 5-7) lost for the fourth time in five games.
Frank Kaminsky added 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Badgers. Terran Petteway had 21 points for Nebraska but had to take 24 shots to get those 21 points.
Wisconsin went the last 4:53 without a field goal and was just 6 for 17 from the field in the second half. But the Badgers hit 24 of 31 from the free throw line, improving their road record to 10-1 on the season.
The Badgers swept the season series from the Huskers, having won 70-55 in Madison in January.
Next up for the Badgers is Illinois at the Kohl Center on Sunday (noon tip).