LINCOLN, Neb. -- Sherron Collins scored 17 points, including four free throws in the last minute as Nebraska tried to come back, and the Jayhawks rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit to beat the Cornhuskers 68-62 Wednesday night.
Kansas (16-4, 5-0) overcame a season-high 21 turnovers and a Nebraska defense that shut down big man Cole Aldrich most of the night to win its fifth straight and remain one of two unbeaten teams in Big 12 play. The defending national champion Jayhawks are a half-game behind league-leading Oklahoma.Nebraska (12-7, 2-4), which got 24 points from Ade Dagunduro, lost for the fourth time in five games.Kansas didn't take its first lead until midway through the second half, and when it looked like the Jayhawks would pull away, Nebraska kept coming. Sek Henry hit back-to-back 3s to get the Huskers within 63-62 with 1:06 left.But Collins hit four free throws in the final 29 seconds to seal KU's 12th straight win over the Huskers.Brady Morningstar added 11 points for the Jayhawks.