Buckeyes lose fourth game in a row as Nebraska bests Ohio State 68-62
OMAHA, Neb. -- Shavon Shields scored 18 points and Terran Petteway had 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Nebraska to a 68-62 upset of No. 17 Ohio State on Monday night, the Buckeyes' fourth consecutive loss.
The Cornhuskers (9-8, 1-5 Big Ten), who ended a five-game losing streak, survived after squandering a 14-point first-half lead. They used a 16-5 run late in the second half to regain control and made 13 of their last 16 free throws to hold off the Buckeyes (15-4, 2-4).
It was Nebraska's first win in 16 games against ranked opponents and prompted the student section to pour onto the court after the final buzzer. The Buckeyes have lost four in a row for the first time since 2007-08.
The Buckeyes beat Nebraska by 31 points on Jan. 4 and haven't won since.
Deverell Biggs added 11 points for the Huskers.
Aaron Craft scored 12 points, LaQuinton Ross added 11 and Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 10 for the Buckeyes.
PHILADELPHIA -- Ethan Wragge tied a school record with nine 3-pointers for all 27 points, Doug McDermott hit five 3s and scored 23 points, and Creighton set a team mark with 21 3-pointers in a 96-68 victory against No. 4 Villanova on Monday night.
The Bluejays (16-3, 6-1 Big East) topped the school record of 20 3s set in 2005 against Chattanooga. Kyle Korver hit nine 3s against Evansville on Jan. 15, 2003. The Bluejays set a Big East record for most 3s in a game.
They hit their first nine 3s and never looked back against Villanova (16-2, 5-1) which had romped its way toward its highest ranking in four years. Creighton made 21 of 35 3-pointers.
Wragge hit eight 3s in the first half and Creighton built a 28-point lead.
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points, most of them coming at the free-throw line, and No. 8 Kansas pulled away in the second half to beat No. 24 Baylor 78-68 on Monday night.
Wiggins was 10 of 12 from the free-throw line, and the Jayhawks (14-4, 5-0 Big 12) were 27 of 29 as a team, allowing them to put away Baylor for their fifth consecutive win -- the past four coming against top-25 opponents. They are the first team to accomplish that feat since North Carolina in 1997.
Perry Ellis added 19 points and Joel Embiid had 12 for Kansas, which led 37-35 at halftime but used a 14-2 surge fueled by defense and hustle in the second half to draw away.
Brady Heslip hit six 3-pointers and scored 19 points for the Bears (13-5, 1-4), who have lost three in a row and four of five. Cory Jefferson and Isaiah Austin added 16 points apiece.