Welcome back, Shavon Shields. You, too, Terran Petteway.

Your presence and productivity Monday night helped the Nebraska men's basketball team snap a 15-game losing string against ranked opponents and gave second-year coach Tim Miles his biggest win as a Husker, 68-62 over No. 17 Ohio State.

The Buckeyes, who earlier this month were 15-0 and ranked No. 3 nationally, thrashed NU by 31 points (84-53) just 16 days ago.

No wonder much of the student section in the Pinnacle Bank Arena sellout crowd of 15,342 stormed the court. They needed some emotional rescue after seeing the Huskers build a 14-point lead in the first half, fall behind by a point with 5:55 to play, then recover with a 16-5 surge.

Nebraska's best salute came from Aaron Craft, Ohio State's first-team All-Big Ten point guard.