Penn State's five-game losing streak is over.
The Nittany Lions (11-15, 3-10) defeated Nebraska 67-51 at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday, getting on the board with their first victory since Jan. 19 thanks to hot shooting and solid perimeter defense.
Penn State hit at 52.3 percent from the field against the Corhuskers (11-13, 3-10) while holding their opponents to just 39.6 percent shooting overall and 30 percent (6-20) from the 3-point line. Nebraska kept throwing up the deep ones, but Penn State forced tough looks for most of the afternoon, helping keep the Huskers at bay.
"I think we did some good things the last couple days," coach Penn State coach Patrick Chambers said after the game. "I thought you saw 13 guys for the most part play with a clear head out there. That's why I think we played at a different level."
Tim Frazier just missed out on a triple-double in leading the Lions, putting up a 23-point, 10-rebound and 9-assist line. He would have been the first Penn State player to attain that feat since Calvin Booth did it against Dayton in the 1998 NIT. Cammeron Woodyard joined Frazier in double figures with 14 points and Jermaine Marshall had 12 points off the bench.
Chambers said he ran two plays under the 2:00 mark to try and get Frazier his elusive 10th assist. It just didn't come to fruition. He still had good things to say about his point guard after the game, though.
"He's done it all year," Chamber said. "In the locker room, his work ethic...and you know I'm on him. I'm probably on him the hardest, because I know he can get us more and I know how much better he can get, which is scary."
Dylan Talley was the big scorer for the Huskers with 12 points on 4-11 shooting from the field. Caleb Walker had 10 points and Bo Spencer, who put up 19 in the two teams' first matchup on Jan. 11, was held to seven points on 3-8 shooting from the field.
Penn State will look to build on its momentum on Thursday when it hosts Iowa at the Bryce Jordan Center for an 8 p.m. tipoff.
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