Texas Tech improved to 12-12 all-time in Big 12 Tournament games and moved to 5-4 in the opening round. Tech's win as the No. 8 seed marks the fourth win for an eight-seed over a one-seed since the tournament expanded to the current eight-team format in 1999.
Brian Capps' two-RBI double in the first inning marked his first multiple-RBI game effort since the Dallas Baptist game back on May 7.
Tech has now scored in the first inning 22 times this season for a total of 57 runs.
The Red Raiders held Nebraska scoreless over the first seven innings of the game marking just the fifth time Tech has done that this season. Three of the five games ended up as shutout efforts.
Junior right-hander Billy Carnline logged a season-high 147 pitches and that also signaled the most for any Tech hurler this year. He also surpassed his career strikeout mark with eight, including six in the first three innings.
Carey Avants drove in the winning runs in the top of the ninth on a two-RBI single. His two-RBI gave him his ninth multiple-RBI game of the season.
The win over Nebraska marked Tech's first over the Huskers in the Big 12 Tournament. The two teams had only met one time previously in the tourney back in 2002 and the Huskers were victorious 12-8.