INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 10: John Shurna #24 of the Northwestern Wildcats dunks against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the first round of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 10, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Northwestern Vs. Nebraska: Wildcats End Losing Streak With 84-74 Victory

The Northwestern Wildcats ended a three-game losing streak on Thursday night by beating the Nebraska Cornhuskers 84-74 in Evanston, Ill.

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Nebraska Vs. Northwestern Final Score: Wildcats Win 84-74, End Losing Streak

The Northwestern Wildcats ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Nebraska Cornhuskers 84-74 at home on Thursday night. Northwestern had lost five of its past six games, all against Big Ten opponents, so this has to be viewed as a key win for the Wildcats.

After taking a 15-point lead into halftime, the Wildcats eventually had their lead trimmed to just 54-53 with a bit under 11 minutes remaining in the game. They got the lead back out to double-digits after that, though, before Nebraska made another run with just a couple minutes left. Consecutive three-pointers by Nebraska had Northwestern leading by three points with just under two minutes in the game.

John Shurna had a huge game for Northwestern, scoring 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting while playing all 40 minutes. Drew Crawford also added 21 points, Dave Sobolewski had 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, and reserve Davide Curletti dished eight assists. Bo Spencer led Nebraska in scoring with 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting.

For more news, analysis and commentary on the Northwestern Wildcats, head over to Sippin' On Purple. And for more on the Nebraska Cornhuskers, drop by Corn Nation. Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more updates, breaking news and recaps for the Northwestern Wildcats.

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Northwestern Vs. Nebraska Preview: Wildcats Look To Break Losing Streak Against Struggling Cornhuskers

The Wildcats hope to climb out of the bottom of the Big Ten standings, taking on the equally struggling Nebraska Cornhuskers.

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