Freshman Pardon scores 28, leads Wildcats over Huskers 81-72

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Freshman Dererk Pardon had 28 points and 12 rebounds in his second college game, and Northwestern came back from a 12-point second-half deficit to defeat Nebraska 81-72 Wednesday.

The Wildcats (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten) won their 10th straight game and are off to their best start since 1930-31. The Cornhuskers (8-6, 0-1) are 0-5 in Big Ten openers since joining the conference in 2011-12.

Pardon had 23 points in the second half to help bring the Wildcats back from a halftime deficit for the third time in four games. The 6-foot-8, 230-pounder made 11 of 14 shots from the field and had seven offensive rebounds — six in the second half. Tre Demps finished with 17 points and Aaron Falzon with 12 for the Wildcats, who made 8 of 9 free throws in the last 1:34.

Andrew White scored 22 points to lead the Huskers.