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Nebraska falls to Penn State in the play-in round of the 2017 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament

Nebraska falls to Penn State in the play-in round of the 2017 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament
Posted at 5:55 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 19:08:45-05

The Nebraska men's basketball team falls to Penn State 76-67 in the play-in round of the 2017 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.

Penn State opened the game with a 4-0 run but the Huskers quickly responded tying it up 4-4 just three minutes into the game. In the middle of the first half Penn State started to pull away with the lead, a three-pointer from Nittany Lions' Lamar Stevens gave them a 25-14 lead with 10:16 remaining in the first half.

Nebraska went on a 9-0 run to cut Penn State's lead to 27-25 with 5:51 to play in the first half. Just a little more than a minute later the Huskers tied up the game 30-30 from a Tai Webster three-pointer. The Nittany Lions responded with a 8-0 run to take a 38-30 with 1:14 to go in the first half. 

Nebraska's Jack McVeigh added a three-pointer to cut Penn State's lead to 38-33 going into halftime. 

The Huskers quickly came within one of the lead two minutes into the second half. Penn State fought back taking a 10 point lead 51-41 with 11:02 on the clock. 

Penn State continued to hold a secure lead at 55-46 over the Huskers with 5:12 remaining. 

Nebraska crept up after Evan Taylor's three put them within three points with a little over two minutes to play. 

Huskers continued to trail as the clock ticked down but Glynn Watson Jr. dropped a three-pointer to tie the game 58-58 with 58 seconds left in the game. Penn State's Tony Carr made two free throws to give the Nittany Lions a two point lead with 35 seconds on the clock. 

Nebraska answered with a Ed Morrow layup to tie the game again 60-60 with 24 seconds on the clock. 

With no more points added, the game went into overtime. Penn State went on a 5-0 run to control the first two minutes of overtime. Nebraska was unable to make a comeback in overtime. Penn State beat Nebraska 76-67 in OT. 

Nebraska's Evan Taylor led three Huskers in double-figures with 15 points. Penn State's Mike Watkins led the Nittany Lions with 18 points while Lamar Stevens and Shep Garner followed with 16 points. 

The Huskers ended with a 12-19 overall record including five straight losses to end the season.