A tip-in by Texas Tech’s D’walyn Roberts with 3.8 seconds left gave the Red Raiders to a 72-71 win over Nebraska Saturday night and spoiled an opportunity for NU to move above .500 in Big 12 play.
The Huskers (14-5, 2-3 Big 12), let by Brandon Richardson’s 20 points, had retaken the lead at 71-70 after Richardson converted all three free throws after he was fouled on a three point attempt with 11 seconds left. Mike Singletary missed a contested drive in the lane, but Roberts got the carom and converted to give Texas Tech a one-point lead.
The Huskers had a chance to get one final attempt, but the ball was deflected out of bounds with 0.4 seconds. NU set up for a final shot, but was unable to get an attempt before the buzzer.
John Roberson led Texas Tech with 25 points, including seven three-pointers. Richardson hit 5-of-6 shots from the floor and all eight free throws, while Lance Jeter had a season-best 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting.