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Nebraska men’s basketball holds off Penn State

January 11, 2019

Isaiah Roby scored a career-high 22 points and made a couple big defensive plays late, and Nebraska beat Penn State 70-64 last night for its school-record 20th straight home win.

Roby also added eleven rebounds, four blocked shots, and two steals to the win as he led three players in double figures. The Cornhuskers bounced back from two straight road losses that knocked them out of the Top 25. The Nittany Lions lost their third straight. Nebraska’s home win streak is the longest among power-five conference teams and fourth-longest overall. The Big Red broke the school record set by the 1965-66 and 1966-67 teams. Glynn Watson Jr. added 19 points and four rebounds and James Palmer chipped in eleven points and four assists to the win. Penn State coach Patrick Chambers was back on the bench. He was suspended for Sunday’s game against Wisconsin after shoving one of his players during a timeout in a loss at Michigan last week. Nebraska improves to 12-4 overall and 2-3 in the Big Ten while the Nittany Lions fall to 7-9 overall and 0-5 in the conference.

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