The Tigers built a 66-54 lead with 10:31 remaining before Nebraska (12-2, 1-1) went on a 10-4 run to get to within 70-64. Missouri's Jevon Crudup answered with a three-point play, and the Tigers sealed the victory with free throws down the stretch.
Jamar Johnson scored 23 points for Nebraska.
No. 15 Michigan 68, Illinois 61--Freshman guard Jalen Rose scored 17 points and the Wolverines won a Big Ten game at Champaign, Ill.
Michigan (10-3, 2-2) had the upper hand most of the way but didn't put the game away until Ray Jackson hit two free throws with 15 seconds left for a 66-61 lead.
Illinois (7-7, 1-3) fell behind, 32-24, at halftime by going the last nine minutes of the first half without a basket.
Wake Forest 86, No. 16 Georgia Tech 72--Anthony Tucker scored 25 points and the Deacons held the Yellow Jackets without a field goal for nearly eight minutes in the second half of an Atlantic Coast Conference upset at Winston-Salem, S.C.
The Demon Deacons (9-4, 2-3) had lost their previous three ACC games--two at home.
Wake Forest led, 40-35, at halftime and went on a 12-2 run early in the second half to open up a 54-41 lead with 14:14 left.
Jon Barry scored 24 points for Georgia Tech (13-4, 3-2), making seven of nine three-pointers.
No. 17 St. John's 85, Providence 75--Malik Sealy scored 34 points at New York and the Redmen handed the Friars their fifth consecutive Big East defeat.
St. John's (10-4, 4-2) led, 35-34, at halftime but took control with eight consecutive points to start the second half.
When Providence (8-9, 0-5) made only one basket in 5:38, St. John's opened up a 69-58 lead with 4:09 left.
Michael Smith scored 25 points for the Friars.
Texas Tech 101, No. 19 Tulane 98--Will Flemons scored 25 points and the Red Raiders handed the Green Wave its first loss of the season.
After trailing by 20 points with eight minutes left, Tulane (13-1) closed to 99-95 with 1:21 left. But Texas Tech (8-6), which hit 16 of 18 free throws in the final three minutes, got six in a row by freshman Chad Collins in the last 30 seconds.
Texas Tech's Lamont Dale scored 23 points.
Kim Lewis had 24 points and David Whitmore added 19 for Tulane.
No. 20 Syracuse 83, Pittsburgh 79--Freshman Lawrence Moten scored 32 points and the Orangemen won in a Big East game at Syracuse.
Moten blocked Jerry McCullough's driving layup with four seconds left and Syracuse (13-1, 5-1) holding an 82-79 lead. He was fouled and made one of two free throws.
The Orangemen made 19 of 22 free throws in the second half to overcome a three-point halftime deficit and avenge their only loss of the season, 10 days earlier at Pittsburgh (11-6, 3-2).
Boston College 65, No. 21 Seton Hall 64--Gerrod Abram hit an eight-foot jump shot in the lane with 3.8 seconds left, giving the Eagles an upset victory in a Big East game at East Rutherford, N.J.
It was Abram's only shot in the second half and it gave Boston College (10-5, 2-4) its first conference road victory since beating Pitt on Jan. 7, 1989. The Eagles earlier this week snapped a 19-game conference losing streak by beating Providence.
Seton Hall (9-5, 2-4) lost its third consecutive game.
DePaul 72, No. 22 Georgetown 62--David Booth scored 22 points and Stephen Howard added 17 as the Blue Demons upset the Hoyas at Rosemont, Ill.
Three baskets each by Howard and Booth in the first 3:06 of the second half helped DePaul (10-5) outscore Georgetown, 12-6, and build a 47-35 margin.
Georgetown (9-5) made one last run, pulling to within 57-51 with 7:28 left on a basket by Alonzo Mourning, who had 24 points.
But a basket by Terry Davis and two free throws by Tom Kleinschmidt at 5:33 pushed DePaul's margin to 61-51.
No. 23 Oklahoma 117, Kansas State 76--Brent Price scored 28 points as the Sooners set two Kansas State records while trouncing the Wildcats in a Big Eight game at Manhattan, Kan.
Oklahoma (11-2, 1-1) set marks for most points scored against Kansas State and most points by an opponent at Manhattan. Kansas State (8-5, 0-2) lost, 116-75, at Lamar this season and, 98-78, in Manhattan to Iowa State last season.
Jeff Webster added 27 points for the Sooners and Damon Patterson added 23.
No. 25 Louisville 68, Wyoming 60--Greg Minor scored eight points as the Cardinals got back into the game with a 14-2 run to start the second half and eventually turned back the Cowboys at Louisville, Ky.
Louisville (10-3) trailed, 38-28, at halftime before Minor, who finished with 14 points, led the Cardinals to a 42-40 lead.
Wyoming (9-6) didn't make a field goal in the first six minutes of the second half.