11 was the magic number for Nebraska. Jorge Brian Diaz hit two free throws with 11.0 seconds left to cap Nebraska’s 11 point comeback, as the Huskers rally for a 70-69 win over # 11 Indiana, at the Devaney Center Wednesday evening.
Nebraska was down 69-68 when IU’s Jordan Hulls missed the front end of a 1-and-1, and Brandon Richardson got the rebound and gave the ball to Bo Spencer, who drove the lane and found Diaz who drew the foul.
Diaz has been bothered by chronic foot pain and won’t practice much, but Doc Sadler knows the team plays much better with him in the lineup. Diaz, who was 4-of-5 from the line and finished with 10 points and four rebounds, and sank both free throws to give Nebraska (10-8, 2-5 Big Ten) its first lead since the 14 minute mark of the first half. Indiana (15-4, 3-4 Big Ten) had a final possession, but Hulls missed down low before his despiration 3-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark, giving the Huskers a much-needed win over a ranked foe, leading to fans storming the court.
Bo Spencer led four Huskers in double figures with a game-high 23 points, while Toney McCray (11 points) and Dylan Talley (10 points and nine rebounds) helped lead Nebraska from an 11-point deficit in the final 6:38 in posting their first win over a ranked foe this season.