Drought over! Nebraska notches first B1G win in over a year on Teddy Allen's game-winner
Nebraska’s winless streak in the B1G is over, and it came in incredibly dramatic fashion!
On Sunday, the Huskers faced off against Penn State. It was evident early on that Nebraska was desperate and fighting hard as the team battled to a 35-all tie heading into halftime.
Coming out of the break, the Huskers found another gear and appeared destined to pull away with the win. With just over nine minutes to go, Nebraska was up by nine points and Penn State reeling.
Unfortunately, the Nittany Lions rallied defensively and put together a strong finish to the game. Penn State took a lead with just under two minutes to go as Myreon Jones drained a three-pointer and drew a foul. He completed the four-point play for a 61-60 lead.
The score stayed that way into the final seconds when Nebraska had a stop and got the ball back with a chance to win the game. The Huskers looked to Teddy Allen who scored a driving layup with 12.3 seconds remaining for the 62-61 win:
This game! 😮 pic.twitter.com/5dsNVc8GR3
— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) February 14, 2021
That score would hold up with Allen’s team-high 14 points leading Nebraska to its first B1G win since Jan. 7 of 2020. The Huskers had lost 26 straight B1G games and were 0-9 this season in conference play before taking down Penn State.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) February 14, 2021
Now the challenge for Fred Hoiberg and Nebraska will be to build a bit of momentum down the stretch to carry over into next season.