Shavon Shields about to hit 100 straight starts

Senior Shavon Shields on Tuesday night will become only the second Husker to ever start 100 straight times for Nebraska.

Coming into the Huskers' matchup with Rutgers over the weekend, a look at the numbers for Shavon Shields, who is recording his 100 consecutive start on Tuesday against Minnesota. 


* He became the eighth Husker to total 1,300 points and 600 rebounds at Iowa on Jan. 5.

* Shields is one of only 13 players nationally averaging 15.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.0 apg and 1.25 spg, a list that also features Kris Dunn of Providence, Ben Simmons of LSU, Malcolm Hill of Illinois and Gary Payton III of Oregon State.

* He has reached double figures in 13 of NU’s 16 games, including a season-high 28-point, five-rebound effort against No. 21 Miami on Dec. 1.

* Shields has 68 career games in double figures, including 18 career 20-point performances and a pair of 30-point efforts. He scored a career-high 35 against Omaha (11/25/14) and had 33 points against Illinois (2/14/14) and is one of just 14 players in school history with multiple 30-point games.

* Shields has four 20-point games this season, including a 25-point effort against Samford on Dec. 20 and 21 points against Delaware State (Nov. 19) and Abilene Christian (Dec. 5).

* Shields is just the second player in school history to be a three-year captain and is a returning first-team Academic All-American. In 2014, he was also one of 16 national finalists across all of Division I athletics for the 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award.

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