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12/16 Big Ten Recap: Nebraska Stomps Oklahoma State

Recap all the Big Ten action from Sunday night.

NCAA Basketball: Green Bay at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The Big Ten only had two games on Sunday, but both featured nationally relevant Big Ten teams. Nebraska took on Oklahoma State and Michigan State hosted an overmatched Green Bay team at home.

Let’s take a look at what happened.

Game of the Day:

-Nebraska Cornhuskers 79, Oklahoma State Cowboys 56

While Nebraska was favored heading into its matchup against Oklahoma State on Sunday night, most expected it to be relatively competitive. The Cowboys were 65th on KenPom and had already recorded a win over LSU and two other top 120 opponents.

But on Sunday, it was all Nebraska.

The Huskers were able to get up in the first half and then pummeled Oklahoma State in the opening minutes of the second half. James Palmer led the way with 29 points and Isaac Copeland and Thomas Allen also finished with double-digits.

This win pushed Nebraska to 9-2 overall and gave it another quality win. The Huskers have five wins against top 100 opponents and four came in blowout victories. Nebraska will now face Cal State Fullerton at home on Saturday.

The Rest:

-No. 8 Michigan State Spartans 104, Green Bay Phoenix 83

This didn’t look like a particularly intriguing game on paper and that projection lived up during the course of the evening. Green Bay held on early, but Michigan State destroyed the Phoenix in the closing minutes of the first half and never looked back. The Spartans were able to cruise to a win at the end of the night and improved to 9-2 on the season.

Michigan State will now prepare for Oakland at home on Friday night. That will be the second in a pretty underwhelming three-game stretch for the Spartans.