Nebraska’s winless drought in conference play is officially over with Teddy Allen becoming the hero in the win over Penn State.

After the Huskers blew a second-half lead, the Nittany Lions took a slim lead with just under two minutes to play. Fortunately, Nebraska was able to hold strong there and had one more chance to score with less than 30 seconds to go.

That is when Allen came through with a driving layup to make it 62-61, Nebraska. The Huskers stood strong on defense and held on to beat Penn State.

It went down as the first conference win for Fred Hoiberg’s squad since January of 2020, a string of 26 defeats in conference play. After the win, Hoiberg addressed the character and resilience of his team.

Robin Washut with Husker Online shared Hoiberg’s comments:

Considering what Nebraska has been through with getting hit by COVID-19 and the tight schedule to fit games in since then, it is good to see the Huskers get a positive outcome. Nebraska will move on to face Maryland on Tuesday and Wednesday in a rare back-to-back on the road.