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The Huskers couldn’t repeat their late game magic vs. Northwestern as the hot shooting Wildcats dealt Nebraska their first conference loss.

The Huskers struggled to get an offensive rhythm all day, dropping their first conference game of the season to Northwestern, 74-66.
David McGee

The Huskers were never going undefeated in conference play. After fighting through a difficult game vs. Iowa, Nebraska ran out of gas when the sharp-shooting Wildcats of Northwestern came into Pinnacle Bank Arena and handed the Huskers their first conference loss of the season, 74-66.

The three games that preceeded this saw the Huskers make many plays down the stretch as they off the start that suprised many around the college basketball landscape. Today it was Northwestern finding the ball bouncing their way, holding off any hopes the Huskers had of moving to 4-0 and solitary possession of first place in the Big Ten standings.

The Huskers got solid games from Tai Webster, Evan Taylor and Michael Jacobson but little else from anyone else. Typically solid Glynn Watson and Ed Morrow Jr. both struggled to get anything going offensively. The Wildcats rode the hot hand of Vic Law and Scottie Lindsey to victory. Northwestern out-shot the Huskers, going 11-24 from 3 point territory.

NU has the week off ahead of their game at Michigan on Saturday. They will look to regroup and get back to their winning ways vs. a Wolverine squad that is off to a 1-2 start in conference play with an overtime loss at Iowa and one at home to Maryland. The teams will tip-off at 1:00 pm on BTN.