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Petteway scores 29 in Nebraska's 76-57 win over Purdue for its 5th straight win

  • Nebraska guard Benny Parker (3) reaches in to strip the ball from Purdue center A. J. Hammons, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Francis Gardler)

    Nebraska guard Benny Parker (3) reaches in to strip the ball from Purdue center A. J. Hammons, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Francis Gardler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Purdue center A. J. Hammons, left, and Nebraska guard Benny Parker, right, battle over a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Francis Gardler)

    Purdue center A. J. Hammons, left, and Nebraska guard Benny Parker, right, battle over a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Francis Gardler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Purdue center A. J. Hammons (20) blocks the shot of Nebraska forward Leslee Smith (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Francis Gardler)

    Purdue center A. J. Hammons (20) blocks the shot of Nebraska forward Leslee Smith (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Francis Gardler)  (The Associated Press)

Terran Petteway scored 29 points to lead surging Nebraska, which won its fifth straight game, over Purdue 76-57 Sunday.

Nebraska (16-10, 8-6 Big Ten) used a 26-8 second half run to take down the Boilermakers (15-12, 5-9).

The Huskers have won five straight conference games for the first times since 1998-99 and have won eight conference games for the first time since 2008-09 when it was a member of the Big 12.

Nebraska took control of the game late in a low-scoring first half. With Purdue center A.J. Hammons on the bench, Nebraska went on a 7-0 run capped by a Petteway fast break layup to take a 21-14 lead and stretched that advantage to 30-20 on Shavon Shields' three-point play with 1:04 left in the first half.

Shields finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Nebraska and Walter Pitchford had 10.

Terone Johnson led Purdue with nine points.