Nebraska junior guard Teddy Allen left the program on Monday.
In 22 games for the Cornhuskers, Allen was averaging 16.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game. The juco transfer was hitting 37.6 percent of his launches from 3-point range.
Allen has now left three different Division-1 programs. After starting his career at West Virginia, Allen transferred to Wichita St., but he never played a game for the Shockers. He sat out for a season due to transfer rules, and was then kicked off the team after an arrest connected to an incident with his girlfriend.
Allen went to Nebraska after leading the nation in scoring at the junior-college level (31.4 PPG) for Western Nebraska Community College last season. He set an arena-record with 41 points in an 86-83 home loss to Penn St. last Tuesday.
However, Allen was limited to 30 combined minutes of playing time in the Cornhuskers’ last two games.
“I would like to thank Coach Hoiberg and his coaching staff for allowing me to come back to Nebraska and have the opportunity to play basketball in the best conference in the country,” Allen said. “I appreciate the support I’ve received from everyone in the program. I am thankful for the love I have received from my teammates and the relationships we have built over the last year.”
Despite getting zero points from Allen in only 10 minutes of action, the Cornhuskers won a 78-74 decision over Minnesota at home on Saturday. Nevertheless, Nebraska is 6-17 straight up and 10-12 against the spread. Fred Hoiberg’s club is in last place in the Big Ten with a 2-14 record.
The Cornhuskers have three regular-season games remaining: vs. Rutgers, at Iowa and at Northwestern. They’ve seen the ‘over’ cash in three straight games and four of their last five.