Huskers Stun Purdue for First Win Over a No. 1 Since ’82

The Nebraska men’s basketball team upset No. 1 Purdue, 88-72, last night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

It marked just the fourth time the Huskers have knocked off a top-ranked team and first since 1982.  NU shot almost 61 percent from 3-point range.  Keisei Tominaga led four Huskers in double figures with 19 points. 

Coach Fred Hoiberg said all his players contributed to the victory.  “I just thought the hustle plays our guys made all game long, that’s really what stood out to me,” Hoiberg said.  “Everybody that stepped on the floor, I thought made a positive contribution, and those are the fun ones, when you have everybody that plays contribute to the win.”    

Nebraska is now 13-3 overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten.  The Big Red visits Iowa Friday night for an 8:30 game.  The pregame starts at 7:30 p.m. on News Talk 900 KJSK.