Badgers Hang On to Beat NU Men

Number 11 Wisconsin held off a Nebraska comeback to hand the Huskers a 73-65 defeat yesterday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

NU, which had trailed by as many as 18 points in the second half, cut it to 63-55 with 3:17 remaining.  The Badgers put the game away by going 6-of-6 from the free throw line down the stretch.  Brad Davison led Wisconsin with 21 points and Badgers freshman Chucky Hepburn added 13 in his return to his home state. 

NU freshman Bryce McGowens led all scorers with 23 points.  Nebraska is now 6-14, 0-9 in the Big Ten. 

The Huskers host Rutgers tomorrow.  Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m.  The pregame starts at 4:30 on News Talk 900 KJSK.