Behind six second-half 3-pointers and 32 combined second-half points by Tai Webster and Glynn Watson Jr, Nebraska upset No. 16 Indiana on the road Wednesday night, beating the Hoosiers 87-83 in both schools’ Big Ten opener.
Nebraska (7-6, 1-0 Big Ten) led Indiana 28-18 through the game’s first 10 minutes, but scored only five points the rest of the half — including a 5-minute scoreless drought — and trailed 36-33 at the break.
In the second half, Nebraska battled back behind a pair of 3-pointers each from Webster and Watson Jr. in the first 10 minutes, a span during which Watson Jr. and Webster combined for 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting.
Nebraska led by as many as seven in the second half but Indiana tied it up a 68 with 7 minutes left.
A Watson Jr. and-1 put Nebraska up 75-73 with 3 minutes left and two late buckets by Ed Morrow Jr. down low kept Nebraska in the lead in the final minutes.
Two free throws by freshman Isaiah Roby with 23 seconds left sealed the win.
Webster finished the game with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Watson added 26 points, 4 assists and 2 rebounds. Roby added to the cause off the bench with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
Nebraska broke Indiana’s 26-game home win streak. The Huskers will play next at Maryland at noon ET on Jan. 1.
— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) December 29, 2016