Iowa Men's Basketball

Iowa men's basketball at Nebraska: Final score, stats, highlights

Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery in Sunday's loss to Nebraska at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. (USA TODAY Sports)
Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery in Sunday's loss to Nebraska at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. (USA TODAY Sports)

Nebraska erased a 16-point lead to force overtime, then beat Iowa 93-91 in the regular-season finale Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb.

The Hawkeyes dropped their fourth straight game and fell to 21-10 overall and 10-10 in the Big Ten. The Huskers improved to 16-15, 6-14.

Coverage from Lincoln:

» Flat in Nebraska: Oh, how Iowa let one get away

» Iowa goes from 10-10 in Big Ten to 'zero-and-zero'

» Game recap: Epic collapse sends Hawkeyes to fourth straight defeat

Turning point: Nebraska buried four 3-pointers in the final 47 seconds and James Palmer hit a game-tying layup with 12 seconds remaining to send it to overtime. Amir Harris' driving layup with 10.8 seconds to go proved to be the game-winning shot. After a near turnover, Iowa got the ball out of bounds on the sideline with 2.5 seconds remaining, but Jordan Bohannon's 3 at the buzzer was blocked by Thor Thorbjarnarson.

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MVP: Glynn Watson Jr. wouldn't let Nebraska lose on his Senior Day. He canned 7 of 12 3-pointers, including three in the final minute of regulation, and finished with 23 points, four rebounds and three assists. Watson's clutch shooting was huge after Isaiah Roby fouled out with 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting and eight rebounds.

Key stat: 16. After taking a 74-65 lead, Iowa gave up 16 points in the final 50 seconds of regulation.

Stat leaders:

Points: Luka Garza, Iowa (25); James Palmer Jr., Nebraska (27)

Rebounds: Tyler Cook, Iowa (9); Amir Harris, Nebraska (10)

Assists: Jordan Bohannon, Iowa (5); James Palmer Jr., Nebraska (6)

Steals: James Palmer Jr., Nebraska (3)

Blocks: Nicholas Baer, Ryan Kriener, Iowa (1); Isaiah Roby, Nebraska (3)

3-Pointers: Jordan Bohannon, Iowa (4-10); Glynn Watson Jr., Nebraska (7-12)

» Box score

Up next: The Big Ten tournament begins Wednesday in Chicago. The Hawkeyes are the No. 6-seed and play the winner of No. 11-seed Illinois and No. 14-seed Northwestern at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

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