Nebraska returned to the win column Tuesday night with an impressive shooting performance against Penn State at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The Huskers (11-14, 5-8 in Big Ten play) shot 63 percent from the field in the first half and finished the game at 55 percent. Penn State couldn’t keep pace, falling behind by as many as 24 points, as Nebraska won 82-66.
“We had such good pace the whole game,” said head coach Tim Miles after the win. “I thought it was important to get out and get a good start at the rim.”
The Huskers were led by Glynn Watson and Jack McVeigh, who each scored 15 points. Tai Webster and Jordy Tshimanga each added 12.
“I feel like I’m score more and not missing as many shots as before,” said Tshimanga. “I’ve got to cut down my turnovers though.”
Nebraska never trailed in the games and snapped a two-game win streak by Penn State.
Senior guard Tai Webster says the win was important for morale, “Obviously you can see it in us. The locker room’s exciting. These next five games are really important for us. Now’s the time to buckle down if we want to play postseason.”
The Huskers return to action Saturday on the road against Ohio State.