Nebraska drops Penn State
MEN By Kent Wolgamott, Associated Press
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Dylan Talley had 16 points and Nebraska pulled away from Penn State early in the second half to take a 67-53 win Saturday night.
Nebraska (12-12, 3-8 Big Ten) opened the second half with an 12-2 spurt that put the Cornhuskers up 41-26 on David Rivers' free throws with 16:50 left.
Nebraska led 52-34 after Benny Parker's free throws with 10:07 left.
Penn State (8-15, 0-11 Big Ten), which went nearly 7 minutes without a field goal to open the second half, cut the Nebraska lead to 52-40 on D.J. Newbill's layup with 6:50 left. Talley's 3-pointer and a Brandon Ubel free throw put Nebraska back up 16 with 5:32 left. Penn State got no closer than 12
Nebraska made 32 of 41 free throws in the foul-plagued game that saw 51 fouls called on the two teams. Penn State hit 23 of 32 free throws.
Nebraska built a seven-point lead in a foul-plagued first half. Penn State had just one field goal in the final 13:29 of the first, but hit 16 of 21 free throws. Nebraska made 12 of 15 free throws in a half that saw 25 total fouls.
Penn State has now lost 16 straight road games and 14 consecutive Big Ten conference road games.
Ubel had 14 points for Nebraska and Ray Gallegos had 11.
Newbill led Penn State with 17 points. Jermaine Marshall had 16.n