NCAA Basketball

Northwestern Wildcats (9-14)


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@ Ill
L 66-73
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vs. Wisc
L 51-68
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@ Minn
W 67-59
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vs. MD
W 60-55
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Neb 78 - 79 NW
Final
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Young's late basket lifts Northwestern over Nebraska 79-78

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Ryan Young's putback with 2.7 seconds left gave Northwestern a 79-78 win over Nebraska in a regular-season finale on Sunday.

Young had missed the front-end of a one-and-one, giving Nebraska the ball back with 42.7 seconds left and a one-point lead. But the Huskers turned the ball over on a shot-clock violation. Pete Nance, who had made an old-school, right-handed hook for a 76-75 lead, put up a running hook that missed but drew three defenders, leaving Young alone for the putback. Kobe Webster missed a 3-pointer that appeared to be after the final buzzer.

The Wildcats (9-14, 6-13) won their third straight game after losing 13 in a row. Both they and the Cornhuskers (7-19, 3-16) begin play in the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis on Wednesday.

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Leaders
Points: C. Audige12.5
Rebounds: P. Nance6.6
Assists: B. Buie4.0
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: M. Kopp84.8%
3P%: B. Buie35.8%
Steals: C. Audige1.5
Blocks: P. Nance0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan19-2
3 Baylor20-1
4 Illinois20-6
5 Iowa19-7
6 West Virginia18-8
7 Ohio State18-8
8 Alabama21-6
9 Houston20-3
10 Villanova16-5
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan19-2
3 Baylor20-1
4 Illinois20-6
5 Alabama21-6
5 West Virginia18-8
7 Houston20-3
8 Iowa19-7
9 Villanova16-5
10 Ohio State18-8
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Big Ten Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
2 Michigan 14-3 19-3
4 Illinois 16-4 20-6
5 Iowa 14-6 20-7
23 Purdue 13-6 18-8
7 Ohio State 12-8 18-8
25 Wisconsin 10-10 16-11
Rutgers 10-10 14-10
Michigan State 9-11 15-11
Maryland 9-11 15-12
Indiana 7-12 12-14
Penn State 7-12 10-13
Northwestern 6-13 9-14
Minnesota 6-14 13-14
Nebraska 3-16 7-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 71.0 (190)
Rebounds: 7.5 (317)
Assists: 14.6 (87)
FG%: 43.4% (215)
FT%: 73.5% (83)
3P%: 35.2% (102)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 70.5 (189)
Rebounds: 26.1 (133)
Assists: 14.8 (291)
FG%: 42.9% (158)
FT%: 72.4% (252)
3P%: 32.8% (128)
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