The Nebraska men’s basketball team rallied for a 68-61 win over Rutgers last night in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament at the United Center in Chicago. James Palmer Jr. scored 27 second-half points, including five during a game-changing 15-0 run. That run turned a five-point Husker deficit with six minutes to play into a 61-51 lead with a minute and a half left. Palmer finished with 34 points, tying his career high and finishing one point shy of the Big Ten Tournament scoring record. Now 17-15 on the season, the Huskers face the 5th-seed, 21st-ranked Maryland this afternoon at approximately 1:30. Tipoff for that game is set for 25 minutes after the first game of the day between Ohio State and Indiana, which is set for an 11:30 a.m. (Central) start.