Hoosiers suffer third loss in a row

Nebraska 70, Indiana 69

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Nebraska's Dylan Talley (left) and Jorge Brian Diaz trap Indiana's Cody Zeller.   NATI HARNIK/ASSOCIATED PRESS
NATI HARNIK/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Nebraska's Dylan Talley (left) and Jorge Brian Diaz trap Indiana's Cody Zeller.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Jorge Brian Diaz made two free throws with 11 seconds left to give Nebraska the lead, Indiana couldn’t score on its last possession, and the Cornhuskers upset No. 11 Indiana 70-69 on Wednesday night for the Hoosiers’ third consecutive loss.

Indiana (15-3, 3-4) squandered a 13-point, second-half lead.

Bo Spencer led the Husk­ers (10-8, 2-5 Big Ten) with 23 points. Cody Zeller had 18 points for the Hoosiers.

NO. 12 MURRAY STATE 66, MOREHEAD STATE 60

In Morehead, Ky., Isaiah Canaan scored 20 points and Murray State (19-0, 7-0) rallied to beat Morehead State (9-11, 3-4) in its toughest Ohio Valley Conference challenge so far.

Murray State trailed by nine with just under 13 minutes to play before rallying to remain one of two unbeaten teams in men’s Division I basketball along with No. 1 Syracuse.

CINCINNATI 70,

NO. 13 CONNECTICUT 67

In Storrs, Conn., Sean Kilpatrick hit a 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left and Cincinnati (15-4, 5-1 Big East) beat Connecticut (14-4, 4-3) for its seventh consecutive road victory in the Big East.

Kilpatrick scored 16 points to lead five Bearcats in double figures.

Shabazz Napier had a career-high 27 points to lead Connecticut.

MISSISSIPPI 75,

NO. 18 MISSISSIPPI STATE 68

In Oxford, Miss., Reginald Buckner scored a career-high 19 points, added 15 rebounds and Mississippi (12-6, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) upset Mississippi State (15-4, 2-2).

The Rebels beat their in-state rival for the first time in six attempts.

Renardo Sidney led Mississippi State with 17 points.

NO. 19 CREIGHTON 66, MISSOURI STATE 65

In Springfield, Mass., Gregory Echenique scored 16 points, and Doug McDermott added 15 to help Creighton (17-2, 7-1 Missouri Valley Conference) beat Missouri State (11-9, 4-4).

NO. 25 KANSAS STATE 84, TEXAS 80

In Manhattan, Kan., Rodney McGruder scored a career-high 33 points and Kansas State (13-4, 2-3 Big 12) beat Texas (12-6, 2-3).

J’Covan Brown finished with 22 points for Texas.

MIAMI 76, CLEMSON 73

In Coral Gables, Fla., Malcolm Grant scored 16 points and stole a pass with less than 5 seconds left to help Miami beat Clemson.

Miami (10-6, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) won for the first time in six games against Clemson since February 2008. The Tigers (9-9, 1-3) are on the verge of falling below .500 for the first time this season.

Smith scored 18 points in the first 17 minutes but hurt his right hand. He continued to play and finished with 23 points, but he also had five turnovers.

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