For the second time in three years, the Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the Texas Longhorns, the No. 2 team in the nation, 70-67. This is the fourth loss for Texas, but it's first in Big 12 play. With the victory the Cornhuskers are 18-8 (6-6 Big 12) and in play as a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament in March,
The Cornhuskers trailed at halftime, 33-26, but led by as many as 11 points during the second half. The Longhorns battled back to make it a one-point game, 68-67. However, two free throws by the Huskers and a missed three-pointer by J`Covan Brown gave Nebraska the win.
For Texas, Brown had 18 points off the bench, tied for the team lead with Jordan Hamilton. Hamilton struggled from the field with 3-of-16 shooting, but made nine free throws. He pulled down six boards, dished the ball out three times and made two steals.
With both No. 1 Kansas and No. 2 Texas going 1-1 thus week, will we see Ohio St. move back to the top spot? Maybe if they beat Purdue on Sunday.
The Longhorns face the Colorado Buffaloes next Saturday.