OMAHA, Nebraska (Ticker) -- Nebraska regained bragging rights in the Cornhusker state.
Nate Johnson hit a jumper with 11 seconds remaining as the Cornhuskers rallied from a nine-point deficit in the final six minutes to defeat Creighton, 71-70, in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament.
Johnson scored 11 points for the Cornhuskers (17-12), who trailed, 65-56, with 6:17 remaining. His jumper put Nebraska ahead, 71-70. Nate Funk missed a jumper on Creighton's ensuing possession and the Cornhuskers ran out the clock.
Andrew Drevo scored 20 points and Jake Muhleisen added 17 for Nebraska, which avenged a 61-54 regular-season loss at Creighton and snapped a five-game losing streak in the series.
Joe Dabbert scored 16 points for the Blue Jays (20-9), who hosted their first NIT game since 1984 after playing in the NCAA Tournament the past five years.
Nebraska, which lost five of its previous seven games, faces either Niagara or Troy State in the first round.