LINCOLN, Neb. -- Ade Dagunduro scored 18 points to lead Nebraska to a 46-41 win over Colorado on Wednesday.
Nebraska (16-8, 6-5 Big 12) never trailed and led by as many as eight twice in the game, the latest after Brandon Richardson's free throw made it 38-30 with 6:18 remaining.
But Dagunduro's field goal and a three-point play gave the Huskers a 44-38 lead with 2:25 remaining.
Neither team scored another field goal in the game.
Nebraska ended the game 16 for 46 from the floor for 35 percent, while Colorado shot 31 percent.
Higgins led Colorado with 12 points.
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Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.