Penn State Basketball suffered its worst loss of the season to Nebraska, but the Nittany Lions get a chance at revenge against the Cornhuskers Tuesday
Penn State Basketball heads to Nebraska to get revenge for their lone “bad loss” on the year Tuesday night at 8:00 pm on the Big Ten Network or Fox Sports App.
Tale of the tape:
KenPom: Penn State 34, Nebraska 117
NET Rankings: Penn State 41, Nebraska 147
Conference Standings: Penn State 12th (4-11, 7-12 overall), Nebraska 14th (1-12, 5-15 overall)
Spead: Penn State is a 6-point favorite
Last Head to Head Matchup: As VBR readers know, PSU lost to Nebraska in brutal fashion 62-61 at home last week.
This was Penn State’s first (and to date only) “bad loss” on the resume as the Nittany Lions gave Nebraska their first conference win in over a calendar year. PSU played horrible for 30 minutes, came back in the last minute to take the lead only to give Nebraska an easy lay-up with fouls to give and then not even getting off their own game winning shot before time expired. Gut punch city.
About the Huskers: Nebraska is led by G Teddy Allen in scoring (16.5 ppg) and oddly another G (Dalano Banton) leads the Huskers in rebounding (4.4 rbg) and assists (4.4 apg). Nebraska doesn’t have a single player shooting over 37% who’s played in 10+ games so they’re not a great shooting team. They are a 62.4% free throw shooting team and commit over 13 turnovers a game. This is a team Penn State should beat easily. Of course, that’s not what happened last time. #Climbing is never easy.