Huskers make it hard on Hammons

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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Well before two second-half alley-oop dunks brought a full Pinnacle Bank Arena crowd to its feet, the smallest player on Nebraska's basketball team generated a strong roar from Husker fans.

Benny Parker might have only caused a held ball early in NU's 76-57 rout of Purdue. But he entered that scrum with the one Boilermaker – center A.J. Hammons – who could burn Nebraska the most. Hammons scored 18 points in Purdue's 70-64 over the Huskers in early January, and his post presence that day freed up several more open Purdue jumpers.

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