Allen is finding his groove for Nebraska basketball.
In what has been a difficult stretch of games for Nebraska basketball, it has been a couple of great games for Teddy Allen. Despite the loss to Maryland on Wednesday night, Allen scored 25 points and went eight-of-14 from the field. He also made all five shots from the three-throw line. It was another great performance in what has really been a trend over the past couple of games.
Obviously, you never like to see a player get benched. However, it seems like the benching he encountered last Monday did him some good. He has been on a tear since that happened. We have really begun to see him round into form, and become a complete basketball player. This is the Teddy Allen that we thought we were going to get throughout the entirety of the season. Just look at his production over the past couple of games.
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In the last five games, Allen has scored 12, 15, 14, 18, and 25 points. He has really taken over that role as the dynamic scorer that we knew he could be. Wednesday night was proof of that, and he was the only bright spot in what was a difficult game for the Nebraska basketball program. Let’s face it, this is been a difficult stretch for the entire program. As the rest of the team has struggled, it appears that Allen is finding his groove.
With Nebraska basketball taking on Purdue on Saturday, I will be interested to see if he can keep up this level of play. Wednesday night, it was all about efficiency for him. He shot 57.1% from the field, his highest mark of the season. He is undoubtedly their main source of production at the moment, and that’s okay. He has shown he can take on that role.
At the beginning of the month, Allen looked completely lost. He looked like he did not want to be on the court, and he looked confused. Now, I am seeing a different Allen. He looks determined and ready to play. That is certainly a good thing, and I’m happy that he has been able to turn things around.
This has been a great stretch of games for him, and I don’t see him slowing down anytime soon. Nebraska basketball needs him to continue this pace if they want to be successful come the Big Ten Tournament. I’m not saying that they are going to get very far, but he will need to be on of his game if they plan to do so.