Nebraska tops Penn State 70-58 for 1st Big Ten win

The Associated Press
Nebraska tops Penn State 70-58 for 1st Big Ten win
Nebraska's Brandon Ubel, center left, and Penn State's Alan Wisniewski, right, go for the loose ball during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Bo Spencer scored 19 points to lead four Nebraska players in double figures, and the Cornhuskers defeated Penn State 70-58 on Wednesday night for their first Big Ten victory.

Toney McCray added 13 points and Caleb Walker and Dylan Talley scored 12 apiece for the Huskers (9-7, 1-4).

Tim Frazier scored a career-high 30 points for the Nittany Lions (9-9, 1-4) for his conference-leading eighth 20-point game.

The Huskers, in their first season in the Big Ten after moving from the Big 12, avoided their second 0-5 conference start in three years.

Nebraska took control early and went to the locker room up 34-22 after putting together 10-0 and 8-0 runs.

The Huskers went 7 1/2 minutes with just one field goal in the second half before Spencer drove the baseline for a 53-40 lead. They put the game away on Spencer's and McCray's back-to-back 3-pointers for a 62-44 lead.