Nebraska tops Illinois, Penn State shocks IU
There were two outstanding Big Ten hoops games tonight on BTN. Penn State kicked off the action with a memorable come-from-behind victory over Indiana. Nebraska followed with an impressive home win over Illinois.
Catch up on all the scores, stats and in-game video highlights in this post.
NEBRASKA 67, ILLINOIS 58 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Shavon Shields scored a career-high 33 points, making all 15 of his free throws for Nebraska’s best performance at the line in 32 years, and the Cornhuskers defeated Illinois 67-58 on Wednesday night. The Huskers (13-10, 5-6 Big Ten) pulled away with the help of a defense that held Illinois to two field goals over the last 6:57.
PENN STATE 66, INDIANA 65 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Tim Frazier scored on a driving layup with 6.1 seconds to go Wednesday night, capping a remarkable rally to give Penn State a 66-65 victory at Indiana. Frazier finished with 14 points as the Nittany Lions (13-12, 4-8 Big Ten) ended a two-game losing streak and defeated Indiana for the first time since March 2011. Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell led the Hoosiers with 16 points. Will Sheehey added 12.