LAWRENCE, Kan. — Cole Aldrich scored six points during a 16-1 run and No. 1 Kansas used a big second half Saturday to beat Nebraska 75-64 and stretch its home winning streak to 55.
The heavily favored Jayhawks (22-1, 8-0 Big 12) led almost the entire first half but Nebraska charged out after the break on a 10-2 tear and silenced the sellout crowd that had expected a comforting rout following consecutive overtime scares on the road.
When Jorge Brian Diaz worked inside for a bucket that gave the Cornhuskers a 43-39 lead, Kansas called time out and Sherron Collins immediately hit a 3-pointer. A Nebraska turnover gave the ball back to Kansas and Aldrich, saddled with three fouls, had a putback to get the take-charge run off and running.
Marcus Morris had 20 points as the Jayhawks beat the Huskers (13-10, 1-7) for the 24th time in 25 meetings. Diaz had 20 for Nebraska.