Iowa St. 88, Nebraska 75
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)—Curtis Stinson scored 27 points and Will Blalock 21 to lead Iowa State to an 88-75 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday night.
The Cyclones (12-5, 2-2 Big 12) used a 23-6 run to build an 11-point halftime lead, then held off Nebraska late in the game.
Iowa State took its biggest lead when John Neal hit a 3-pointer with 8:31 left to make it 67-48.
Nebraska (12-4, 2-1) tried to come back, with Wes Wilkinson’s 3-pointer cutting the Cyclones’ lead to 74-65.
But Shawn Taggert converted a three-point play and hit a jumper to put the Cyclones up 79-65 with 2:10 left.
Iowa State built its halftime lead behind Blalock, who hit three 3-pointers during the 23-6 run that included his buzzer-beater to make it 41-30.
Nebraska was able to pull within six points early in the second half. But the Cyclones quickly rebuilt the lead to double figures behind Stinson, who had 20 points in the second half.
Rahshon Clark and Jiri Hubalek added 11 points apiece for Iowa State.
Wilkinson led Nebraska with 19 points. Marcus Walker had 14 and Aleks Maric 13 for the Huskers, who had come into the game in a tie with Texas for first place in the Big 12.