James Palmer Jr. scored 34 points and Nebraska used a 15-0 scoring run late in the game to stay alive in the B1G Tournament.

Rutgers held a seven point advantage early in the second half in the opening round of the B1G Tournament over Nebraska, and was ahead 51-46 with just under seven minutes to play in the contest, but the Huskers caught fire in the final six minutes. That’s when Nebraska went on a 15-0 scoring run and took a 61-51 advantage, essentially sealing the victory.

The Huskers ended the game on a 22-10 run and went on to post a 68-61 victory over Rutgers and will advance to play Maryland on Thursday.

Palmer tied a career-high by scoring 34 points in the contest, with 27 coming in the second half. Glynn Watson Jr. had 11 points, five assists and three rebounds and Isaiah Roby added 10 points and six boards.

Rutgers was led by Eugene Omoruyi, who scored 16 points in the game.

Nebraska played Maryland twice during the regular season, losing both contests. The Huskers fell to the Terrapins74-72 in early January and were blown out in the second meeting a month later, falling 60-45.

Nebraska and Maryland will tipoff approximately 25 minutes after the Ohio State-Indiana game comes to an end on Thursday.