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. 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.
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. 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.
Ray Gallegos hit three 3-pointers in the game, but the team managed just one more as the Huskers went 4 for 13 from three-point range. The Nittany Lions shot 5 of 20.