Allen scores 41 points, Huskers fall to Penn State

Teddy Allen set a Pinnacle Bank Arena & Nebraska men's basketball home game record with 41 points but the Huskers lost to Penn State on Tuesday night, 86-83.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Teddy Allen set a Pinnacle Bank Arena & Nebraska men’s basketball home game record with 41 points but the Huskers lost to Penn State on Tuesday night, 86-83.

Allen ended up one point short of the single-game NU record of 42 set by Eric Piatkowski in 1994. Trey McGowens added 17 points for the Big Red. McGowens had a chance to tie the game with less than ten seconds remaining but his three point attempt missed.

The Huskers fell to 5-16 overall, 1-13 in the Big Ten.

Nebraska heads to #5 Illinois on Thursday at 6 p.m. on BTN.

Postgame Notes
*-Teddy Allen finished with a career-high 41 points, the second-highest single-game total in school history and just the fifth 40-point game ever at Nebraska. His 41 points ties the school record for most points in a home game (41 by Aleks Maric) and breaks the PBA record (35 by three players). The top five single-game totals are below.

No.     Name, Opponent Date                                         Points
1.        Eric Piatkowski vs. Oklahoma (3/11/94)               42

2.        Aleks Maric Kansas State (2/13/07)                      41
Teddy Allen, Penn State (2/23/21)                        41             

3.        Rich King Northern Illinois (2/18/91)                    40
Jerry Fort Missouri (2/22/75)                                40

*-Allen finished with 41 points, eight rebounds and six assists, setting career highs in points (41), field goals (16), 3-pointers (six) and assists (six). He is just the fourth power conference player in the last decade to have at least 40 points, eight rebounds and six assists in a game per CBB Reference.

Power Conference Players Since 2011 with 40+ points, 8+ rebounds and 6+ assists in a game (per CBB Reference)

Buddy Hield, Oklahoma (at Kansas, 1/4/2016)
Ben Simmons, LSU (vs. North Florida, 12/2/2015
Trae Young, Oklahoma (vs. TCU, 1/13/2018)
Teddy Allen, Nebraska (vs. Penn State, 2/23/2021)

*-Allen also tied school marks for field goals in a game, matching the school mark by Marvin Stewart against Nevada on Dec. 14, 1970. Both players went 16-of-24 from the field.
*-Allen’s 41 points was the second 40-point game in the Big Ten this season (Luka Garza, Iowa vs. Southern, 11/27/20)
*-Allen’s 41 points and 16 field goals were the most ever allowed by Penn State to a conference opponent
*-Allen’s 28 first-half points is the most by a Husker in a half in school history. The previous record was 27 by James Palmer Jr. against Rutgers at the 2019 Big Ten Tournament
*-It marked Allen’s eighth 20-point game of the season and 11th of his career. His previous career high was 26 against Creighton on Dec. 11.

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