Derrick Walton Jr. scored the go-ahead layup with 21.8 seconds left and Nebraska missed two inside shots during a scramble before the buzzer, giving Michigan a 71-70 victory on Thursday night.
The Wolverines (11-4, 3-0 Big Ten) prevailed in a game that included 11 lead changes and 10 ties. The Cornhuskers (8-7, 0-3) lost for the first time in eight games at the new Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Glen Robinson III scored 19 points to lead five Michigan players in double figures. Jordan Morgan had 15 points, Nik Stauskas added 12 and Walton and Caris LeVert had 10 apiece.
Terran Petteway scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half for the Huskers. Ray Gallegos and Deverell Biggs added 14 points and Walter Pitchford had 12.