Glynn Watson Jr. hit two free throws with 8.8 seconds remaining as Nebraska beat Dayton 80-78 in the first round of the Wooden Legacy.
Michael Finke led Illinois (4-2) with 13 points, and Mike Thorne Jr. had 12.
No. 20 Baylor pulled away after halftime to beat No. 24 Michigan State 73-58.
The Tar Heels held the Badgers (4-2) to 38 percent shooting and harassed their leading scorer, Bronson Koenig, into a 1-for-13 night.
Carsen Edwards broke out of his shooting slump with 21 points and Purdue shot 17 of 26 from 3-point range to beat Auburn 96-71 and capture the Cancun Challenge title.
At 5-0, Steve Pikiell continued to add to the best start for a Scarlet Knights coach beginning his tenure.
Patrick Chambers wants his Penn State team to imagine a shorter shot clock and attack the hoop fast. Maybe not as fast as they did in Wednesday's 72-59 win over Colgate, however.
JaQuan Lyle scored 10 points and dished out 11 assists on Wednesday night in Ohio State's 78-47 blowout win over Jackson State in the Global Sports Invitational.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo can see the positives and negatives all jumbled together for his 24th-ranked Spartans, from the good stretches where the ball goes inside to the bad ones when his team fires up quick 3-point attempts.
No. 24 Michigan suffered its first loss of the season Wednesday, falling at South Carolina 61-46. The Wolverines dropped to 4-1, while the Gamecocks improved to 5-0.