If the start of Big Ten play is any indication, this could be a different kind of season for Nebraska basketball.
Tai Webster scored 18 points and the Cornhuskers closed with a 14-0 run to beat host Maryland 67-65 Sunday and end the Terrapins' six-game winning streak.
Nebraska trailed 65-53 with six minutes left before charging back behind Webster, who scored the game's final seven points.
Glynn Watson Jr. scored 17 for the Cornhuskers (8-6, 2-0), off to their best start in league play since the 2005-06 season.
"It was a really critical win," Nebraska coach Tim Miles said. "You don't get it without buying in, and these guys have bought into each other."
After losing half its 12 nonconference games — including one at home against Gardner-Webb — Nebraska has upset No. 16 Indiana, which had won 26 straight at home, and the Terrapins (13-2, 1-1), who had been 17-1 at home in the Big Ten since joining the league.
Illinois 75, Ohio State 70: Malcolm Hill scored 20 points and Leron Black grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to help the host Illini (11-4, 1-1 Big Ten) beat the Buckeyes (10-4, 0-1 Big Ten).
Penn State 60, Rutgers 47: The Nittany Lions (9-6, 1-1) missed their first 10 shots before recovering to beat the host Scarlet Knights (11-3, 0-1). Several Penn State players have been battling a stomach flu for the past several days and rode on a separate bus from State College.
Iowa 86, Michigan 83 (OT): Peter Jok scored 25 points, including a decisive three-pointer with 1:16 left in overtime, and the host Hawkeyes (9-6, 1-1) rallied to beat the Wolverines (10-4, 0-1) for the fifth straight time. There were eight ties and 11 lead changes in the game. Jordan Bohannon added 17 points and six assists without a turnover for Iowa. "That kid is playing as good as any freshman point guard in the country," Michigan coach John Beilein said. D.J. Wilson had 28 points, 14 rebounds and six assists for the Wolverines.
Boston College 96, Syracuse 81: Freshman guard Ky Bowman had 30 points and nine assists and the host Eagles (8-6, 1-0) halted a 20-game ACC losing streak with a win over the Orange (8-6, 1-0). Boston College connected on 16 of 26 shots from three-point range. Bowman was 7-for-8. It's been a rough five days for Syracuse, which lost to St. John's by 33 at home on Wednesday.
St. John's 79, DePaul 73: The Red Storm (8-7) defeated the host Blue Demons (7-8, 0-2) to start 2-0 in Big East play for the first time since 2010-11. Marcus Lovett scored 22 points.