On a day in which some of the "bigger" names in the Big 12 lost, probably the best game in league play took place in Lincoln, NE. The Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the Iowa State Cyclones by a score of 63-62 in a game that literally came down to the last second.
In the closing seconds with the score tied at 62 all, Lance Jeter stole the ball from Iowa State's Diante Garrett and went down the court for the game winning layup. He was fouled by Melvin Ejim with four tenths of a second left on the clock putting him at the line with the chance to win the game.
Jeter made it super interesting as he missed the first foul shot but made the second one to give the Cornhuskers the lead. A desperate heave followed by Iowa State on the inbounds but Nebraska knocked it away and the game was over.
The Cyclones trailed 39-29 at the half but came back to grab the lead with fourteen and half minutes left in the 2nd half. From that point on it was a back and forth affair with Iowa State at one point having a four point lead.
Scott Christopherson came back from injury but his final tally was far from usual for him this year as he only scored 6 points on 2-7 shooting. Diante Garrett led the Cyclones with 18 points.
The loss drops the Cyclones to 13-3 while the Cornhuskers move to 13-2.
It doesn't get any easier for either team in their next conference game as KU comes to Iowa State and Nebraska travels to face an angry Missouri team fresh off a loss to Colorado.
Can Iowa State beat KU in Hilton Coliseum?
They have a chance (109 votes)
No Way (128 votes)
237 total votes