LINCOLN, Neb. — Jorge Brian Diaz made two free throws with 11 seconds left to give Nebraska the lead, Indiana couldn’t score on its last possession, and the struggling Cornhuskers upset No. 11 Indiana 70-69 on Wednesday night for the Hoosiers’ third straight loss.
Indiana (15-3, 3-4) squandered a 13-point, second-half lead as Nebraska (10-8, 2-5) posted its biggest victory as a new member of the Big Ten.
Jordan Hulls missed on a driving layup, then recovered the loose ball and missed a desperation shot from in front of his bench as time ran out. The ball bounced back toward Hulls, and he kicked it in defeat as Nebraska’s student section emptied and rushed the court.
Bo Spencer led the Huskers with 23 points, Toney McCray had 11 and Diaz and Dylan Talley 10 apiece. Cody Zeller led the Hoosiers with 18 points, and Hulls added 12.
NO. 12 MURRAY STATE 66,
MOREHEAD STATE 60
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Isaiah Canaan scored 20 points and undefeated rallied to beat Morehead State in its toughest Ohio Valley Conference challenge so far.
Murray State (19-0, 7-0) trailed by nine with just under 13 minutes to play before rallying behind Canaan and Donte Poole, who added 15 points, to remain one of two unbeaten teams in men’s Division I basketball along with No. 1 Syracuse.
Drew Kelly scored 20 points for Morehead State (9-11, 3-4). The Eagles led 46-37 after a basket by Milton Chavis, but the Racers rallied, using a 10-0 run to take the lead against the defending OVC tournament champions.
NO. 13 CONNECTICUT 67
STORRS, Conn. — Sean Kilpatrick hit a 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left and Cincinnati beat Connecticut 70-67 for its seventh straight road victory in the Big East.
Kilpatrick scored 16 points to lead five Bearcats in double figures as Cincinnati (15-4, 5-1 Big East) withstood two big UConn second-half runs and a half-court shot by Niels Giffey at the buzzer that rimmed out.
Cashmere Wright and Yancy Gates each had 13 points for Cincinnati, which sits just behind Syracuse for the conference lead. Shabazz Napier had a career-high 27 points to lead Connecticut (14-4, 4-3), which lost for the first time at home this season.
NO. 19 CREIGHTON 66,
MISSOURI STATE 65
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Gregory Echenique scored 16 points, and Doug McDermott added 15 to help Creighton beat Missouri State.
Echenique was 5 of 6 from the field, made all six of his free throws and added seven rebounds for the Bluejays (17-2, 7-1 Missouri Valley Conference).
Anthony Downing had 14 points for Missouri State (11-9, 4-4).
Grant Gibbs scored with 1:06 left to give Creighton a 66-61 lead, and Jarmar Gulley cut it to a point with 56 seconds left.