Nebraska has announced that leading scorer Teddy Allen has left the program. The Huskers will finish the remainder of the year without him on the roster.

On Monday, the Huskers basketball program released a statement that Allen has departed from the program. The news came hours before Nebraska is scheduled to play Rutgers (7 p.m.).

“I would like to thank Coach Hoiberg and his coaching staff for allowing me to come back to Nebraska and have the opportunity to play basketball in the best conference in the country” Allen said. “I appreciate the support I’ve received from everyone in the program. I am thankful for the love I have received from my teammates and the relationships we have built over the last year. I also want to give a special thank you to the Husker fans for their encouragement and support.

“After a lot of thought over the last few days, I have made the decision to focus on getting fully healthy in preparation for the next step in my basketball journey. I will continue to stay at Nebraska for the spring semester and work toward graduation. I am looking forward to what the future holds, as I explore my options.”

Allen was averaging 16.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while playing 27. 2 minutes. He was also averaging 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per contest and shot nearly 45% from the floor.

“I enjoyed the opportunity to coach Teddy over the past year,” Hoiberg said. “We will support him as he finishes the spring semester and wish him nothing but the best going forward.”

Allen’s biggest game of the season came in an 86-83 loss to Penn State, scoring 41 rebounds, grabbing 8 rebounds and dishing 6 assists.

The Huskers are 6-17 this season with three games left in the regular season before heading to Indianapolis for the B1G tournament. Upcoming games are against Rutgers (Monday), No. 9 Iowa (Thursday) and Northwestern (Sunday).