Nebrasketball: Huskers Shock #9 Michigan State In East Lansing, Win 60-51

Duane Burleson

Nebraska starts fast, finishes strong, and holds on to beat the Spartans on the road for the first road win against a top 10 team in 17 years.

Behind the two man team of Terran Petteway and Walter Pitchford, along with one of the best defensive efforts in recent memory, Nebraska went on the road and thoroughly shocked the Michigan State Spartans 60-51 at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan on Sunday afternoon in front of 14,797 fans.

Petteway led the Husker (14-10 overall/6-6 B1G) scorers with 23 points and 5 rebounds, with Pitchford adding in 18 points and 2 steals.

Shavon Shields had 7 points to go along with 8 rebounds, and David Rivers added 6 points and a career high 7 rebounds in a surprise start.

Sparty (21-5/10-3) was led by Gary Harris with 18 points and big man Adreian Payne with 11 points. However, Michigan State had better offensive days, only shooting 34% on the day from the field. Even though Nebraska itself only shot 35%, the Huskers shot 40% in the second half, with MSU only going 33% from the field.

Nebraska never trailed in the second half, as they built off of a 32-35 halftime lead and outscored Michigan State by 2 after half.

The 51 points by Michigan State is the lowest output since they had 49 last year versus Wisconsin.

People are taking notice, folks. All over America.

And as for the coaches and players? Well....

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