Ryan Young’s putback with 2.7 seconds left gave Northwestern a 79-78 win over Nebraska in a regular-season finale.
Pete Nance missed a running hook but Young was there to follow with the game-winner. Six Wildcats finished in double figures, led by Chase Audige with 14 points.
Kobe Webster had 23 points and seven 3-pointers, both career highs, to lead the Cornhuskers.
Both teams begin play in the Big Ten tournament on Wednesday in Indianapolis.