Terran Petteway also scored 18 points for the Cornhuskers (9-8, 1-4 Big Ten), who cleaned up at the free-throw line en route to their first win over the Buckeyes since joining the Big Ten.
Ohio State (15-4, 2-4), meanwhile, extended its longest skid in nearly six years after managing to shoot just 39.6 percent from the field.
Aaron Craft led the Buckeyes with 12 points.
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