The Nebraska men's basketball team beat Penn State Saturday night at the Devaney Center, 67-53. Penn State was held to 29.2 percent shooting tonight, the lowest by a Husker opponent this year. The previous low was 32.1 percent by Northwestern on Jan. 26.
Nebraska picked up its ninth home win of the season, the 37th consecutive season finishing at or above .500 in the Devaney Center.
The Huskers picked up their 12th win of the season, matching the entire season total from 2011-12. Nebraska swept both regular-season meetings with Penn State, the first time the Huskers had swept a season series from a conference opponent since the 2008-09 season against Colorado (55-53, 46-41).
Nebraska’s 67 points is its second-highest total in Big Ten play this season, trailing only the 68 scored at Penn State on Jan. 19. Nebraska out-rebounded PSU, 40-39, the second straight game where the Huskers had out-rebounded an opponent. Brandon Ubel tied his career high with three blocks, which was previously set against Wisconsin on Jan. 6. He now has 16 blocked shots this season, which is a career best.
David Rivers dished out a career-best five assists, after having just 11 assists in the Huskers’ first 22 games. His previous season and career best was three in the season opener against Southern on Nov. 11.