Nebraska loves to play at Pinnacle Bank Arena, and the record shows it.
No. 6 Wisconsin, on the other hand, might be getting a complex about the place.
For the second straight year, the Cornhuskers pulled off a dramatic comeback to beat the Badgers. On Thursday night, they erased an 18-point second-half deficit to win 80-72 in overtime. Last February, Nebraska erased a 17-point second-half deficit en route to an overtime win.
Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg said he made sure to remind his players of that in the locker room when they were down 43-27.
“A huge win for us,” Hoiberg said. “We knew the importance of this. I’m proud of the guys for finding a way to dig in and come back when things were not looking good.”
Rienk Mast scored early in overtime to give the Huskers the lead for good, and when time expired the students spilled onto the court for the second time this season. The first was Jan. 9 when the Huskers beat then-No. 1 Purdue 88-72.