Shavon Shields scored a career-high 29 points and Ray Gallegos had 15 as Nebraska held off Penn State 68-64 Saturday afternoon at State College for their first Big Ten win of the season.
Penn State trailed by three points with :24 left in regulation before Nebraska's Brandon Ubel was called for a flagrant foul on D.J. Newbill. The foul gave Penn State two extra free throws. Newbill made one of two and Ross Travis missed the next two from the line.
Newbill failed to convert on two more free throws in the final :14, helping the Huskers (10-9, 1-5 Big Ten) escape with the victory.
Shields went 10-of-11 from the floor and made all eight of his free throws for Nebraska. As a team, the Huskers went 16-of-16 from the free throw line.
Jermaine Marshall scored all of his 18 points in the second half for the Nittany Lions (8-10, 0-6).