Two Huskers honored by Big Ten


A pair of Husker basketball players were honored by the Big Ten conference on Tuesday during the 2020-21 price announcement. Senior Thorir thorbjarnarson was Nebraska’s nominee for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award while Teddy Allen was an honorable All-Big Ten selection by conference media.

Thorbjarnarson was honored for his performance on the pitch and in the classroom. This season, he’s contested in 26 games, including 11 starts, and averages 3.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. He’s been a catalyst for the Huskers over the past three weeks, setting personal bests in points (10), rebounds (eight), assists (six) and steals (four) in the Huskers’ last four games dating back to 27 February. Starting two years ago, it has been a two-time member of the All-Big Ten Academic Section and was named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2020.

Allen played 22 games, including 21 starts, and averaged 16.5 points per game, a high for the team. He has played eight 20-point games, including a 41-point career effort against Penn State on February 21. Allen announced his departure from the program on March 1.

The Huskers open Big Ten Tournament action against Penn State on Wednesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 25 minutes after the Minnesota-Northwestern game scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the center. The game will be televised on BTN and broadcast on the Learfield IMG College Husker Sports Network.

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