Terran Petteway scored 26 points to lead the way as the Cornhuskers rolled over the visiting Nittany Lions to win their fourth straight conference game for the first time since 1999.

Petteway made 14-of-19 at the foul line for Nebraska (15-10, 7-6 Big Ten), which had season highs in free throws made (37) and attempted (48). Shavon Shields scored 13 points and Ray Gallegos had 11 while Walter Pitchford added 11 before leaving the game with 8:02 left with an apparent left knee injury for the Cornhuskers.

Tim Frazier and D.J. Newbill each tallied 17 points to lead Penn State (13-14, 4-10), which lost for the fourth time in five games after a three-game winning streak. Frazier added five assists and Donovon Jack grabbed nine rebounds for the Nittany Lions, who shot 34.9 percent from the field.

Petteway scored the first seven points during a 9-0 run that gave Nebraska a 12-point lead before the Nittany Lions battled back within 31-26. The Cornhuskers made 21-of-23 free throws in the first half and held Penn State to one point over the final four minutes for a 39-27 edge at intermission.

Nebraska started fast in the second half with a 7-2 run – five by Petteway – and built the lead to 22 with a little over 14 minutes to go. The Cornhuskers led by as much as 27, notching their fifth consecutive Big Ten home victory and sixth win in seven games overall.