KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Brandon Richardson scored 19 points and No. 12 seed Nebraska took command with an early 16-1 run and shocked No. 5 seed Missouri 75-60 Wednesday in an opening-round upset at the Big 12 tournament.
• A 12-seed defeated a 5-seed for the second time in the history of the Big 12 tournament as Nebraska knocked off defending tournament champion Missouri. The only other instance of a 12-seed winning a game in the tournament came two years ago when Colorado won a double-OT game over Baylor.
• Nebraska shot 55.8 percent from the field, their second-highest percentage of the season.
• Missouri is now 1-3 since losing forward Justin Safford to a knee injury.
• Mizzou shot less than 40 percent from the field for the third time in their last four games.
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The underdog Cornhuskers (15-17), who had won just two of 16 Big 12 regular-season games, outrebounded, outshot and outhustled the team that had easily beaten them twice this year.After Kim English pulled the Tigers (22-10) to 61-51 with a pair of free throws with 4:01 to play, Richardson canned a long 3-pointer, drew a foul from Zaire Taylor and made the free throw for a four-point play that clinched it.Ryan Anderson had 16 points for Nebraska and Jorge Brian Diaz had 10, including several easy buckets as the Huskers consistently beat Missouri's pressure defense.Laurence Bowers had 11 points for Missouri, the defending Big 12 tournament champion.