Nebraska 80, Penn State 67
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[February 21, 2014]
Nebraska 80, Penn State 67: Terran
Petteway scored 26 points to lead the way as the Cornhuskers rolled over
the visiting Nittany Lions to win their fourth straight conference game
for the first time since 1999.
Petteway made 14-of-19 at the foul line for Nebraska (15-10, 7-6
Big Ten), which had season highs in free throws made (37) and
attempted (48). Shavon Shields scored 13 points and Ray Gallegos had
11 while Walter Pitchford added 11 before leaving the game with 8:02
left with an apparent left knee injury for the Cornhuskers.
Tim Frazier and D.J. Newbill each tallied 17 points to lead Penn
State (13-14, 4-10), which lost for the fourth time in five games
after a three-game winning streak. Frazier added five assists and
Donovon Jack grabbed nine rebounds for the Nittany Lions, who shot
34.9 percent from the field.
Petteway scored the first seven points during a 9-0 run that gave
Nebraska a 12-point lead before the Nittany Lions battled back
within 31-26. The Cornhuskers made 21-of-23 free throws in the first
half and held Penn State to one point over the final four minutes
for a 39-27 edge at intermission.
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Nebraska started fast in the second half with a 7-2 run five by Petteway and built the lead to 22 with a little over 14 minutes to
go. The Cornhuskers led by as much as 27, notching their fifth
consecutive Big Ten home victory and sixth win in seven games
GAME NOTEBOOK: The last time Nebraska won four straight conference
games was when it was in the Big 12, topping Colorado, Missouri,
Kansas and Iowa State during the 1998-99 season.
Penn State F
Brandon Taylor, the teams third-leading scorer, was ejected after
picking up his second technical foul with 15:01 left in the game and
scored four points. Nittany Lions coach Patrick Chambers and F Ross
Travis were also called for technicals.
Nebraska G Tai Webster
made his only field-goal attempt and finished with 10 points, five
rebounds and three assists.
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