Shields, Nebraska beat Penn State for first Big Ten win

Shavon Shields scored a career-high 29 points, Ray Gallegos had 15 points and Nebraska held off Penn State in a 68-64 win on Saturday. Penn State trailed by three points with 24 seconds left in the game before Nebraska’s Brandon Ubel was called for a flagrant foul on D.J. Newbill. The foul gave Penn State two extra free throws and the ball.

Newbill made one of two free throws and Ross Travis missed the next two from the line. Newbill failed to convert on two more free throws in the final 14 seconds, helping the Huskers (10-9, 1-5 Big Ten) escape with the victory.

Shields went 10 of 11 from the floor and made all eight of his free throws for Nebraska. As a team, the Huskers went 16 of 16 from the free throw line.

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Shavon Shields gets another bucket:

Jermaine Marshall makes nice move on layup:

Kevin Montminy beats the halftime buzzer:

FINAL: Shavon Shields hit 10-of-11 shots from the field and scored 29 points to lift Nebraska to a 68-64 win over Penn State on Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park. Brandon Ubel, who returned from an elbow injury, had 12 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Penn State (8-10) struggled shooting the ball in the game, hitting 39 percent from the field (22-of-57) and 63 percent from the free-throw line (15-of-24). Penn State got double-digit efforts from Jermaine Marshall (18 points) and D.J. Newbill (11 points), while Sasa Borovnjak scored eight points.

HALFTIME: Shavon Shields hit all six of his shots and scored 13 points to help Nebraska take a 33-28 lead over Penn State at halftime. The Huskers own the advantage despite a slow start that saw Penn State score the game’s first seven points. Penn State’s Brandon Taylor had a big first half, with nine points and four rebounds.

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