Shavon Shields’ potential game-tying three-pointer missed, and Nebraska fell to No. 10 Maryland, 64-61, in front of a sellout crowd of 15,856 at Pinnacle Bank Arena Sunday evening.
The Huskers (13-17, 5-13 Big Ten) had the ball down three with 8.8 seconds left, and were trying to run a play for Terran Petteway, but Petteway had a double team and found Shields open in the corner, who missed, giving Maryland the win.
However, it was Shields carried the Huskers in the second half, scoring 18 of his game-high 26 points in the second half. Petteway had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Nebraska.
With the loss, the Huskers will take on Penn State Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. CT in the Big Ten Tournament from United Center, Chicago.