W. Kentucky 69, Nebraska 62

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Western Kentucky was 9-of-10 from the free-throw line in overtime, and Tyrone Brazelton hit a key 3-point basket with 34 seconds to play as the Hilltoppers beat Nebraska 69-62 Wednesday night.

Brazelton's basket came after Western Kentucky (6-2) had taken a 60-58 lead in overtime on Steffphon Pettigrew's two free throws and a stop by the Hilltopper defense on the Cornhuskers' (5-2) subsequent possession. The Hilltoppers put the game away by hitting six consecutive free throws in the final 27.8 seconds.

Courtney Lee led Western Kentucky in scoring with 14 points, despite shooting just 4-of-16 from the floor. Ty Rogers scored 11 points, and Brazelton finished with 10.

Aleks Maric scored 17 points and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds for Nebraska, while Ade Dagunduro also finished with 17 for the Cornhuskers. Ryan Anderson added 12.

The game was sloppy at times, as the teams combined for 44 turnovers and struggled shooting the ball from the floor. Western Kentucky shot just 40.4 percent from the floor (21 of 52), but did make 18 of 21 free throws. Nebraska shot 41.7 percent (20 of 48) from the floor.

Both teams had chances to win the game in regulation, but a shot clock violation by the Hilltoppers with six seconds to play gave the ball back to Nebraska with the score tied at 55.

Cookie Miller drove downcourt but lost the ball out of bounds without getting off a shot as time expired.


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