Turnovers, poor taking pictures doom MI in 72-52 loss to Nebraska


Michigan's Moritz Wagner is fouled by Nebraska's Glynn Watson Jr. right rear as Isaiah Roby guards. ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Huskers held MI to one field goal in a five-minute stretch while building that lead. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman added nine points but shot 3-for-11 from the field.

Nebraska (14-7, 5-3), which needed Palmer's 3-pointer to beat last-place IL 64-63 on Monday, led 32-21 at the half and never let MI get closer than 10 points in the last 17 minutes.

With the win, the Huskers improve to 14-7 on the season and 5-3 in Big Ten Conference play, and they now hold an invaluable signature victory on their NCAA Tournament resume. Charles Matthews had 15 points for the Wolverines. The Cornhuskers shot 60 percent from the field and held the Wolverines to 32 percent shooting while forcing nine turnovers.

MI coach John Beilein suffered his first loss in nine games to the Cornhuskers.

Nebraska was in total control this time.

Nebraska snapped a 10-game losing streak against the Wolverines. MI committed nine turnovbers in the first half and finished with 12. The first time he touched the ball, he passed to Roby for a dunk.

The Wolverines couldn't make much headway in the second half.

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Maryland 77, Minnesota 66: Kevin Huerter scored 19 points, Anthony Cowan Jr. had a career-high 10 assists, and the Terrapins used a strong second half to beat the cold-shooting Gophers in College Park, Md. This game also marked head coach Tim Miles' first double-digit win over a top-25 team as the head coach at Nebraska.

Minnesota led 32-29 before Huerter hit a 3-pointer to spark the decisive run.

James Palmer Jr. scored 19 points, Isaiah Roby had a career-high 14 and Nebraska beat No. 23 MI 72-52 for its first win over the Wolverines since joining the Big Ten.

Wagner, who scored 27 points last Saturday against Michigan State and had reached double figures in all but two games, missed his only shot of the half. Roby got it started with a layup and Gill finished it off with a 3-pointer.

Isaac Copeland scored 10 of his 13 points in the first half, while Anton Gill chipped in 10 points.

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