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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall to Nebraska, 67-53

by on February 09, 2013 10:09 PM

What Happened: Penn State made 14 shots while turning the ball over 13 times en route to a 67-53 loss to Nebraska on Saturday night. The Nittany Lions only had two players in double figures and were plagued by cold shooting all night, hitting 14-of-48 shots.

Player of the Game: Nebraska's Brandon Ubel had 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocks on the night.

Stat of the Game: The Nittany Lions scored only 30 points from the field.

Turning Point: A 10-minute scoring drought in the first half kept Penn State from finding any momentum, and the cold shooting carried over into the second half. 

What It Means: Penn State falls to 0-11 in Big Ten play.

On Deck: Penn State travels back home to host Iowa at 9 p.m. Thursday.

Halftime Update: Nebraska 33, Penn State 26

Looking for their first conference win on the year, the Nittany Lions shot 21 first-half free throws while overcoming a 10-minute scoring drought to trail Nebraska by only seven at the break.

Sophomore DJ Newbill led the Nittany Lions with six points, all from the free throw line. Senior Sasa Borovnjak was the only Nittany Lion to score more than one basket from the field in the opening half. Penn State's second-leading scorer, Jermaine Marshall, started the game off the bench for the Nittany Lions, scoring only four points. 

The Cornhuskers were led by a tandem of Brandon Ubel and Ray Gallegos, who both scored eight points. Both teams committed seven turnovers, and neither held a strong advantage on the glass. Nebraska won that battle, 20-18.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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