Michigan scores last 6 points to beat Nebraska 85-79

Michigan head coach Juwan Howard points from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Buffalo, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Carlos Osorio, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Hunter Dickinson led Michigan with 26 points and the Wolverines scored the last six points of the game to beat Nebraska 85-79 on Tuesday night.

C.J. Wilcher's two free throws for Nebraska tied the game at 79 with 1:20 remaining. DeVante’ Jones answered with a layup and then forced a turnover on the ensuing possession. Eli Brooks and Jones each made a pair of free throws to end it.

Michigan (11-8, 5-4 Big Ten) rebounded from a 83-67 loss to then-No. 10 Michigan State and has won four of its last five games.

Dickinson made all six free-throw attempts and grabbed eight rebounds. Brooks finished with 20 points and Jones 18. The trio combined for 23 of the Wolverines' 28 made field goals.

Michigan shot 47% from the field and were 27-of-33 shooting (82%) from the free-throw line but missed 13 of 15 from long range. The Wolverines outrebounded the Cornhuskers 39-24.

Bryce McGowens scored 24 points on 10-of-20 shooting for Nebraska (6-16, 0-11), which has lost nine straight and 14 of its last 15 games. The Cornhuskers shot 51% from the field and made 7 of 18 3-pointers.

Michigan trailed by seven points at the break but opened the second half with a 20-3 run. Nebraska answered with a 26-9 surge for its largest lead, 73-66, with about six minutes remaining.

Nebraska hosts Northwestern on Saturday. Michigan plays at No. 4 Purdue on Saturday.

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