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Nebraska hands No. 1 Purdue second loss of season

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Keisei Tominaga scored 19 points to lead Nebraska, which opened up an 11-point halftime lead then held off two second half surges to upset No. 1 Purdue 88-72 on Tuesday night.

Purdue (14-2, 3-2 Big Ten) hit its first four 3-pointers of the second half as it sliced Nebraska's 41-30 halftime lead to 51-50 on Braden Smith's free throws with 13:51 left. But the Huskers countered with a 14-2 run to go up by 13 on CJ Wilcher's 3-pointer with 11:52 remaining.

The Boilermakers surged again, cutting the Nebraska lead to 68-62 on Lance Jones' driving layup with 9:09 left.