LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ekpe Udoh scored the go-ahead basket with 25 seconds left and Quincy Acy made two big defensive plays at the end to give No. 24 Baylor a 55-53 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night.
LaceDarius Dunn scored 19 points to lead the Bears (18-5, 5-4 Big 12), and Udoh had six blocks to go with eight points and nine rebounds.
Myles Holley scored a career-high 11 points for Nebraska (13-11, 1-8), and Eshaunte Jones and Brandon Richardson added 10 apiece.
The Cornhuskers led 53-50 after Lance Jeter penetrated the lane and then kicked the ball out to Richardson on the wing for a 3-pointer with 2:20 left.
Udoh made two free throws to pull the Bears within a point, then dumped in a one-handed shot over Jorge Brian Diaz to put the Bears up 54-53.
Acy grabbed a big rebound after Jeter missed a 3-pointer, got fouled and made a free throw, then stuffed Jeter as he tried to launch a long shot at the buzzer.
The Huskers, who committed just three turnovers, shot a season-low 32 percent and were outrebounded 39-28.
Nebraska led 33-28 early in the second half after Dunn was called for a technical foul and Jones made the free throws.
Baylor tied it 35-all on Tweety Carter's two free throws and went ahead 45-40 midway through the half on consecutive 3-pointers by Dunn and Carter.
But Holley converted a three-point play to tie it at 49 with 4:31 left.
Baylor trailed 27-23 after a sloppy first half in which it shot 35 percent, committed seven turnovers and had several easy rebounds slip away. The Bears made just one field goal in the last 11 minutes of the half.
Nebraska wasn't any better, shooting 34.4 percent but with only one turnover.
After Anthony Jones' dunk put the Bears up 13-12 with 11:30 left in the half, Holley responded with two slams to highlight an 8-2 spurt that gave Nebraska a 20-15 lead.