Entering the B1G Tournament, Nebraska was riding a 3-game winning streak and was playing like one of the hottest teams in the conference. For one-half of Wednesday’s game vs. Northwestern, the Huskers kept that strong player rolling.

Heading into the break, Alonzo Verge Jr. was on triple-double watch with most of Nebraska’s starters playing well. The Huskers had also clamped down on the Wildcats and Pete Nance defensively for a 39-25 lead.

Early in the second half, Nebraska had made it a 15-point lead. Then, Northwestern turned it on behind the shooting of Boo Buie.

Buie drilled one 3-point field goal to make it a 1-point game with just over 12 minutes left to play. Later, he would hit another 3-point field goal to give Northwestern its first lead of the second half with 6 minutes left.

Buie also hit another clutch 3 to push Northwestern’s lead to 4 points late. He also provided a clutch take on a charge with less than a minute remaining to get the ball out of Nebraska’s hands.

Nebraska would get one more chance to tie it late but a final field goal attempt was blocked at the rim.

Buie led Northwestern with a team-high 16 points while Pete Nance added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Alonzo Verge Jr. continued his hot stretch for the Huskers with a game-high 21 points to go along with 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Unfortunately for the Huskers, Bryce McGowens finished with 6 points while shooting 2-for-10 from the field.