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Huskers blow 15-point lead, lose at Big Ten Tournament

The University of Nebraska basketball team competes in the Big Ten.
The University of Nebraska basketball team competes in the Big Ten.(KOLN-TV)
Published: Mar. 10, 2021 at 10:49 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Nebraska built a 15-point lead at the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament on Wednesday night, but the Huskers’ could hold on in a season-ending loss to Penn State.

The Nittany Lions wiped away Nebraska’s halftime advantage with a quick, 10-point blitz to start the second half. Jamari Wheeler scored a game-high 19 points for Penn State, who advances to play Wisconsin in the Quarterfinals.

Nebraska had three players score in double figures, including Trey McGowens. The junior guard also had 4 assists and 4 rebounds for the Huskers. Thorir Thorbjarnarson and Kobe Webster each scored 12 points for Nebraska.

The Huskers’ final record is 7-20. Following the game, head coach Fred Hoiberg said the program’s future is bright. The Huskers will return most of its roster, while adding Bryce McGowens, a 5-star prospect.

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