Shields carries Huskers to a win
State College, Pa. - Behind a career-high 29 points from Shavon Shields, Nebraska snapped a five-game losing streak with a 68-64 win over Penn State Saturday afternoon.
Shields enjoyed a career day, hitting 10-of-11 shots from the field and going 8-for-8 from the foul line, as he eclipsed his career high for the second straight game for Nebraska (10-9, 1-5 Big Ten).
The freshman was one of three Huskers in double figures, as Ray Gallegos had 15 points while Brandon Ubel had 12 points and six rebounds after missing the last two games.
Nebraska won the game at the foul line, going 16-of-16, while Penn State missed five of the six in the final 30 seconds.
Check back later for a full recap.
*-Shavon Shields 29 points were a career high (previous high was 18 against Purdue) and second-highest total by a freshman in school history. Only Tyronn Lue, who had 30 points against Oregon during the 1995-96 season, had more than Shields today
*-Shields 29 points was the most points by any Husker this season (previous high was 27 by Dylan Talley against Kent State on Nov. 24. Shields also tied for team-high honors with six rebounds.
*-Nebraska went 16-of-16 from the foul line, which was one short of the school record for most free throws without a miss in a game (17 vs. Oklahoma State on Jan. 31, 1979).
*-Nebraska snapped a five-game losing streak and picked up its first-ever win in State College.
*-Dylan Talley had a career-high six assists (previous season and career high was five)
*-Brandon Ubel returned after missing two games and had 12 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots in 31 minutes.
*-Ray Gallegos came out of the game with 11:17 left in the first half, the first time in six Big Ten games he has ot played every minute. It ended a streak of 218:39 consecutive minutes dating back to Dec. 29.
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