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Nebraska Basketball: Shavon Shields Injured In Huskers 87-63 Victory Over Rutgers

Nebraska gets a much needed win against the worst team in the Big Ten, however the bigger story is the Senior Captain's injury.

Nebraska beats Rutgers in a game where the Huskers were in control most of the way. There was a very scary moment in the second half though. Shavon Shields took a hard fall and fell unconscious on the floor. The entire arena went silent as the doctors were attending him. Shields was then taken off the court on a stretcher to a local hospital.

The good news though is that reports say Shields has movement in his extremities and was able to answer questions on his way to the hospital. CornNation will keep everyone updated when we get the latest news. Thoughts and prayers to Shavon Shields and his family.

The Good

A lot to be happy about in this game. Even though the Huskers didn't play very inspired ball at the beginning, Nebraska shut the rest of the game with an 60-30 run after Rutgers took a 33-27 lead with just over 7 minutes left in the first half.

Glynn Watson keeps up with his underrated play with a 8 point, 9 assist game on the day. Michael Jacobson added in 13 points today, Andrew White led the fracas with 21 points and Shavon Shields added in 17 before he went down with injury.

The Bad

Well, it wasn't a good day to take on Rutgers Guard Corey Sanders, who led all scorers with 28 points on 12-20 shooting. Sanders led the first half charge for Rutgers with 16 points, and the Scarlet Knights caught a slow waking Nebraska crew that started the first 12 minutes of the game in a haze, especially on Offense.

One could also argue that Nebraska's effort post-Shields injury was rough, but with the shock that hit the floor and arena after Shavon was taken off the court, it was understandable.

Shields update:

Tim Miles came onto the Huskers Postgame show and gave an update on Shavon.

Shields' status is obviously unknown as the Huskers will play next vs. Wisconsin in Madison on Wednesday.