LINCOLN, NE - Terrann Petteway and Shavon Shields each scored 26 points as Nebraska defeated ninth ranked Wisconsin 77-68 in a men's basketball game in Lincoln, Nebraska Sunday night.
The Badgers had a 35-33 lead at halftime, and scored the first five points of the second half to open a seven point lead.
But the Cornhuskers heated up behind a raucous sellout crowd in a game billed as perhaps the biggest in Nebraska men's basketball history.
Nebraska shot 52 percent from the field for the game and made six of 11 three-point shots.
Frank Kaminsky led the Badgers with 14 points and eight rebounds. Freshman Nigel Hayes added 12 points.
The win gave Nebraska a first-round bye in the Big Ten tournament which starts Thursday in Indianapolis. The Cornhuskers earned the fourth seed.
Wisconsin had locked up the second seed in the Big Ten tournament before the game even started. When Michigan State lost at Ohio State Sunday afternoon, the Badgers cemented the second seed.
The Badgers will also get a first round bye in Indianapolis. Wisconsin faces the winner of Thursday's Minnesota-Penn State game Friday afternoon at 5:30 pm central time.