Looking for redemption after losing to Penn State 86-83 in February, Nebraska took to the court in the first round of the 2021 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament to face off against the Nittany Lions on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. After a dominant first half, Nebraska couldn't put much together and fell to Penn State 72-66. The Cornhuskers finish the season with a 7-20 record and the Nittany Lions move on to play Wisconsin in the second round on Thursday, March 11.