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Nebraska holds off Jacksonville State charge to win 59-55

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    Nebraska's Ray Gallegos (15) blocks a shot by Jacksonville State's Darion Rackley (11) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/The Omaha World-Herald, Mark Davis) MAGS OUT LOCAL TV OUTThe Associated Press

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    Nebraska's David Rivers (2) scores over Jacksonville State's Ronnie Boggs (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska defeated Jacksonville State 59-55. (AP Photo/The Omaha World-Herald, Mark Davis) MAGS OUT LOCAL TV OUTThe Associated Press

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    Nebraska's Andre Almeida (32) sinks a layup over Jacksonville State's Tarvin Gaines (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska beat Jacksonville State 59-55. (AP Photo/The Omaha World-Herald, Mark Davis) MAGS OUT LOCAL TV OUTThe Associated Press

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    Jacksonville State's Rinaldo Mafra (14) sinks a shot over Nebraska's Brandon Ubel (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska defeated Jacksonville State 59-55. (AP Photo/The Omaha World-Herald, Mark Davis) MAGS OUT LOCAL TV OUTThe Associated Press

Dylan Talley hit a pair of free throws with 6 seconds left to seal Nebraska's 59-55 win over Jacksonville State Tuesday night.

Nebraska (7-3) led 50-35 after a pair of Talley free throws with 7 minutes remaining. Jacksonville State (8-3) then outscored the Cornhuskers 18-4, closing with 56-55 on Ronnie Boggs' corner 3-pointer with 23 seconds left.

Nebraska's Ray Gallegos made one of two free throws to put the Huskers up two. Then Jacksonville State's Chris Deanes drove the lane, missing a wide-open layup. Talley was fouled on the rebound and hit the clinching free throws.

Jacksonville State hit 9 of 10 free throws during its stretch surge. Nebraska made 5 of 8 from the line during that period, but managed only two field goals in the final 7 minutes while the Gamecocks hit five.