A 3-point play by sophomore guard Glynn Watson Jr. with 11 seconds left lifted Nebraska past Ohio State 58-57 on Saturday afternoon in Columbus.
The play capped a 6-0 Nebraska run in the final 25 seconds to win the game, a win which ended a four-game road losing streak for the Cornhuskers (12-14, 6-8). Nebraska has also won two straight games for the first time since a four-game winning streak that spanned two years (the final two games of 2016 and first two of 2017).
Ohio State (15-13, 5-10) is now in jeopardy of not making any postseason tournament.
Senior guard Tai Webster was, yet again, the most impressive player on the floor for Nebraska. He scored 11 of Nebraska’s 24 first-half points on 5-for-6 shooting from the floor. He finished with 17 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds.
Watson battled through foul trouble all night but still finished with 14 points, including that game winning bucket, plus 5 rebounds.
Here’s the sophomore’s game-winning play:
So quick. So good.
— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) February 19, 2017
After stringing off a few good games in a row, freshman Jordy Tshimanga didn’t have his best game on Saturday. In fact, the big man did not score in 18 minutes of play.
Who is next
Nebraska will travel to Michigan State on Thursday for a 7 p.m. ET tip. The two teams played on Feb. 2, with Michigan State coming out on top, 72-61. The Spartans are 16-11 overall and 8-6 in the Big Ten after losing at Purdue, 80-63, on Saturday.
Nebraska escapes pic.twitter.com/SxMVKwlBPk
— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) February 19, 2017