Dylan Talley’s 3-pointer with 9.2 seconds left broke a 60-all tie, lifting Nebraska to a 64-60 win over Iowa Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of 12,334 at the Devaney Center Saturday afternoon.
With the score tied at 60, Nebraska got the ball back with 44 seconds left after Brandon Ubel drew a charge on Roy Devyn Marble. Nebraska took a timeout with 20 seconds left to set up its final possession. Talley, a 6-foot-5 senior guard, took several seconds before he stopped and pulled up for a long 3-pointer over Iowa guard Mike Gesell to put the Huskers ahead.
Iowa, which saw its three-game win streak snapped, came down quickly after Talley’s basket and got off a shot to tie, but Gesell missed a game-tying shot. Iowa then fouled Ray Gallegos, who split a pair of free throws, to give NU a four-point lead and Marble missed a halfcourt shot at the buzzer.
Talley finished with a game-high 18 points, including 7-of-10 shooting in the second half to lead the Huskers back from a 19-point first half deficit. He was one of four Huskers in double figures, as Shavon Shields had 17 points and seven rebounds, while Brandon Ubel and Ray Gallegos added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Nebraska (13-14, 4-10 Big Ten) played some of its best basketball of the season in the second half, shooting 63 percent from the field in out-scoring the Hawkeyes, 39-19 after Iowa built a 41-25 halftime advantage.
Nebraska returns to action to action Tuesday evening, as the Huskers take on Wisconsin. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.
Story courtesy of Huskers.com