LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Sam Dekker matched his career high with 21 points, and No. 5 Wisconsin built a big lead early and then held off Nebraska's late comeback bid for a 65-55 victory on Tuesday night.
The Badgers (22-2, 10-1 Big Ten) won their seventh straight game and extended their lead in the Big Ten to three games over the four teams tied for second place. The Cornhuskers (13-11, 5-7) lost for the fourth time in five games.
Wisconsin has its best 24-game record in program history and best 11-game record in Big Ten play since the 1913-14 squad went unbeaten.
Frank Kaminsky added 13 points and 12 rebounds and Bronson Koenig had 13 points for the Badgers.
Terran Petteway had 16 of his 21 points in the second half for Nebraska, and Shavon Shields finished with 12 points.
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