Nebraska basketball loses heartbreaker to No. 4 Purdue

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska men’s basketball lost a heartbreaker to 4th-ranked Purdue 65-62 in overtime.

Purdue entered the game leading the nation in offensive efficiency and the Huskers played strong defense holding Purdue to 65 points in 45 minutes and a season-low 1.03 points per possession.

“I’m so proud of those guys for fighting together and playing through runs, head coach Fred Hoiberg said after the game. “That’s the best offensive team in the country by numbers and for our guys to go out there and fly around and diving all over the floor…19 offensive rebounds against that team, that’s not easy to do.”

Nebraska’s season-high 19 offensive rebounds, is the highest total since recording 21 offensive boards at Illinois on Feb. 2, 2019.

Nebraska’s Keisei Tominaga scored 19 points off the bench to lead the Huskers in scoring for the team-high third game this season.

His performance included the game-tying 3-pointer with just nine seconds remaining in regulation.

Derrick Walker helped the Huskers to their first lead of the game in overtime, 58-57 and posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Emmanuel Bandoumel recorded a season-high four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points.

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