AMES, Iowa -- Craig Brackins scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Iowa State beat Nebraska 78-74 Wednesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.
Scott Christopherson added 17 for the Cyclones (14-14, 3-10 Big 12), who moved back to .500 while sweeping a Big 12 opponent for the first time in three years.
Brackins broke a 65-65 tie with a pair of dunks, then hit two free throws to give Iowa State a 71-66 lead with 1:56 left.
Freshman Christian Standhardinger scored a career-high 25 points for Nebraska (13-15, 1-12), which went 3 1/2 minutes without a field goal down the stretch and lost its seventh straight game.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.