Sixth-seeded Nebraska hit 25-of-32 free throws on their way to knocking off No. 3 seed Oklahoma, 69-63, in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament in Dallas.
Oklahoma led 27-23 at the half but watched Nebraska post the first five points of the second half as the Huskers outscored the Sooners 46-36 in the second half. While Nebraska was making a living at the line, the Sooners managed only 6 of 10 free throws on the night.
The Huskers moved ahead for good at 56-55 with 3:15 left and hit nine straight free throws from that point to keep the Sooners at bay.
Terrell Everett led OU with 14 points and nine assists, but he hit only 5-of-16 from the field and missed key free throws down the stretch to hamper the Sooners cause. Everett sat out much of the second half after picking up his fourth foul with 14:53 remaining.
Austin Johnson added 12 points on 4-of-6 three-point shooting and Kevin Bookout added 10 points and eight rebounds. Oklahoma hit 11-of-24 from three point range (46 percent) but only 40 percent overall.
The Sooners fall to 20-8 and will await an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament.
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