Nebraska 75, Missouri 60

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

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.