The Nebraska men’s basketball team is starting to dip into familiar Big 12 territory…the bottom of the standings. The Huskers dropped to 3-6 in Big 12 play after Baylor’s LaceDarius Dunn scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half to help the Bears beat Nebraska 74-70 on Wednesday night.
Dunn scored Baylor’s first seven points after halftime that broke a 36-36 tie and put the Bears (16-7, 6-4 Big 12) ahead to stay.
Nebraska (15-8, 3-6) failed to take advantage of a turnover by Dunn in the final minute. The Bears converted when Dunn made a layup for a 71-67 lead. Dunn hit two more free throws with 16 seconds left after Anthony Jones blocked a desperate 3-point attempt by Toney McCray.
McCray led the Cornhuskers with a career hight 23 points and Lance Jeter had 13. McCray hit 8-of-14 shots from the floor, including 3-of-5 from beyond three point range as the Huskers lost their third consecutive game.
Baylor became the fourth Husker opponent to score more than 70 points against the Huskers this season.