Published Friday, March 15, 2013 AT 6:22 PM / Updated at 6:36 PM
NU giving Ohio State a scare
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska is trying to provide another night of excitement at the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament.

The Huskers trail No. 10 Ohio State 28-23 at halftime, but have had strong stretches of play.

NU jumped to leads of 7-3, 9-4 and 15-6. Then came five turnovers in a scoreless span of 5 1/2 minutres.

Late baskets from Shavon Shields and Brandon Ubel brought Nebraska within one at 24-23 with 1:38 to go.

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at