National Basketball Association
Purdue 75, Nebraska 58
When: 5:30 PM ET, Saturday, February 20, 2021
Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska
# Edwin Young, # Rob Kueneman, # Bo Boroski
Jaden Ivey scored 15 points and Sasha Stefanovic hit four 3-pointers in the second half en route to 14 points to lead Purdue to a 75-58 win at Nebraska in a Big Ten game on Saturday.
Stefanovic heated up after not making a field goal in a game since Jan. 19.
Brandon Newman added 10 points for Purdue (15-8, 10-6 Big ten), which has won three of its last four games.
The Boilermakers took 32 shots from 3-point range, making 10 of them and outrebounding Nebraska, 48-37.
Shamiel Stevenson scored 10 points, and Thorir Thorbjarnarson, Kobe Webster and Trey McGowens each scored nine points in the loss for Nebraska (5-15, 1-12), which has lost three straight.
The Cornhuskers shot 34.9% from the field overall (22 of 63) and 32.1% from 3-point range (9 of 28).
Purdue held a 40-37 lead at halftime, but Nebraska started the second half by scoring the first five points to take a 42-40 lead with 18:44 remaining.
However, Purdue started to assert itself midway through the second half, going on a 13-2 run to take a 59-51 lead with 9:32 remaining after a 3-pointer by Aaron Wheeler.
Purdue then continued to build its lead, going on an 8-0 run and taking a 67-53 lead with 6:53 left after back-to-back 3-pointers by Stefanovic and a dunk by Ivey.
After Nebraska scored two straight baskets to pull within 67-57, Stefanovic once again hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Trevion Williams hit a basket to put Purdue up 75-57 with 2:40 to play.
Leading 23-21 with 5:55 remaining in the first half, Purdue used a 12-4 run to stretch its lead to 35-25 with 3:34 left until halftime.
But Nebraska finished the half strong, cutting Purdue's lead to three at halftime after a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Thorbjarnarson.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Jaden Ivey 15
Shamiel Stevenson 10
Eric Hunter Jr. 4
Thorir Thorbjarnarson 4
Mason Gillis 7
Yvan Ouedraogo 8
Sasha Stefanovic 2
||Free Throws Made
Shamiel Stevenson 3
Jaden Ivey 3
Yvan Ouedraogo 1
Jaden Ivey 2
Thorir Thorbjarnarson 2
Team Stats Summary