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Boilermakers Survive Nebraska's Late Rally

Last updated on Thursday, January 17, 2013

(West Lafayette, IN) - The Purdue Boilermakers stopped a second half comeback by the Nebraska Cornhuskers to win 65-56 at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln.

Purdue came out of the break with a 15-2 run that put the Cornhuskers in a 20 point hole with just four minutes played in the half.

Nebraska grinded the lead down to five, but D-J Byrd made back-to-back 3 pointers to push the lead back to nine with under five minutes to go in the game.

Byrd finished with 12 points and five rebounds and Terone Johnson led Purdue with 18 points and six rebounds.

Shavon Shields also had 18 points for the Corhuskers, who fall to 9-9 overall, 0-5 in the conference, and travel to the Penn State Nittany Lions Saturday.

Purdue is 9-8 overall, 3-2 in the Big Ten, and have an out-of-conference game Saturday against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Mackey Arena.

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