With no reason to believe or care, Nebraska’s fortunes changed. In the season finale at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, the Huskers made a furious 11-point comeback to force overtime and add their third win of the season without Isaac Copeland. Rewarded with the 13th seed in the Big Ten Tournament, an iota of momentum, and only six scholarship players available, something turned on for Nebraska. The Huskers did not go gently in to that good night. A 34-point effort from James Palmer Jr., who many believed could have avoided this disaster season by leaving for the NBA draft, propelled the Huskers to a 68-61 victory over 12 Rutgers that no one really took note of. Then, Nebraska left their mark on the tournament, knocking off Big Ten title contender Maryland 69-61. The clock struck midnight as the Huskers lost 66-62 to Wisconsin, but Nebraska overcame two 11-point first half deficits, and gave Wisconsin a serious run for their money. Tim Miles will probably need a deep NIT run to save his job, and no Nebraska fan will be happy with this season, but they at least went out with a streak a stretch of four games resembling the team they could have been.