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USC Blows 20-Point Lead To Nebraska

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(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)— Nebraska, led by Jorge Brian Diaz’s 14 points, came from 20 points down to defeat Southern California 60-58 Saturday night.

Trailing by 13 at the half, Nebraska (4-2) battled back with a 17-3 spurt that began with Diaz’s short jumper with 17:52 left and was capped by Drake Beranek’s 3-pointer with 12:45 left that cut the Southern Cal (4-3) lead to 46-44.

Nebraska took a 56-55 lead on a pair of Caleb Walker free throws with 4:44 left. The Huskers got a layup from Lance Jeter with 4:16 left and a rainbow jumper from Christian Standhardinger with 2:17 remaining to go up 60-55.

Donte Smith and Alex Stepheson had 14 each for USC.

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