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.