LINCOLN, Neb. – Sean McNeil’s three-pointer at the buzzer rattled-out and Ohio State fell on the road Wednesday night to Nebraska, 63-60.
The Buckeyes are now 10-8 on the year and 2-6 in Big Ten play.
Brice Sensabaugh led the way again, finishing the evening with 18 points. He also added 10 rebounds, marking his third-consecutive double-double.
McNeil posted 13 points, including eight in the second half. The performance marked his ninth double-figure effort of the season, and his third consecutive. Zed Key also posted a double-double, finishing with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Tanner Holden chipped-in with six points and two steals.
How it Happened
Despite shooting just 26 percent in the opening half, the Buckeyes found themselves leading by a point after 20 minutes of play. The Cornhuskers led for the majority of the half, but a 7-0 run by Ohio State, including a pair of buckets from Sensabaugh, gave the visitors a 22-21 advantage at the break.
Both offenses picked up in the second half as there were eight ties and 11 lead changes. Ohio State was held without a made bucket for over six minutes of action and Nebraska pushed out to their biggest lead of the night, 59-53 with 1:03 to play.
Ohio State pulled back within one score and had the final possession of the night. Needing a three, McNeil made a great pump-fake and had an open look, but his three-point attempt rattled out as time expired.
The Buckeyes return home this Saturday to host Iowa in the team’s first of two meetings this season. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. and the game will be televised on FOX. Gus Johnson and Ohio State Hall of Famer Jim Jackson will be on the call.
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