Nebraska vs. Penn State

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Nebraska 55

(14-15, 6-10 Big Ten)

Penn State 56

(15-13, 6-9 Big Ten)


Garner leads Penn State over Nebraska 56-55

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Shep Garner scored 22 points, made five 3-pointers and hit a go-ahead free throw in the final seconds and Penn State hung on to beat Nebraska 56-55 on Thursday.

Brandon Taylor added 19 points and added five 3-pointers for the Nittany Lions (15-13, 6-9 Big Ten) who won their third-straight game and tied for their most conference wins under coach Patrick Chambers.

Shavon Shields scored 25 points for the Cornhuskers (14-15, 6-10) who lost their third straight and seventh in their last nine.

Penn State led by 18 with 14:16 to play but the Cornhuskers cut that lead to six twice and to two with 2:46 left.

Garner put Penn State ahead for good when he drew a foul on a late drive and made one of two free throws. Shields missed a jumper at the buzzer to seal Penn State's win.