Nebraska lost by more than 15 points for the third straight game Thursday night, getting blown out at Minnesota, 88-73.
The Huskers (12-17, 6-11 Big Ten) have now lost six of their last eight games, and will now certainly finish in the bottom four of the Big Ten.
Minnesota (23-7, 11-6) picked up its eighth straight win and continues to be one of the hottest teams in the Big Ten.
Nebraska forward Michael Jacobson began the night 3 for 3 from the field and continued to eat up the stat sheet all night. He finished the game with 10 points on 5-for-7 shooting, snagged 5 rebounds, blocked 2 shots and dished out an assist.
Senior guard Tai Webster took a while to get going, but finished with 11 points and 8 rebounds. He’s scored in double digits for 30 straight games.
Sophomore guard Glynn Watson Jr. led the team with 14 points.
Nebraska followed up one of its worst performances last time out against Illinois with another lackluster effort.
The Huskers shot 37.7 percent from the floor, including 6 for 21 from 3-point range (28.6 percent). They had only 10 assists on 29 field goals, and finished with 16 turnovers.
What it means
Nebraska will play on Wednesday of the Big Ten Tournament, making the chances of a run pretty much impossible.
Who is next
Nebraska’s regular-season finale will be Sunday against Michigan, with tip-off scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. The Wolverines are 19-11 on the season, 9-8 in Big Ten play, and coming off a heartbreaking 2-point loss to Northwestern on Wednesday night.
— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 3, 2017