Huskers Look to Knock Off Bluejays

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- After a two-game stretch against a pair of Big Ten heavyweights, the Nebraska men's basketball team returns to non-conference action on Saturday afternoon, as the Huskers make the short drive to Omaha for the annual matchup with the Creighton Bluejays.

Tipoff from the CenturyLink Center is set for 1:30 p.m. and will be televised nationally on FS1 (DirecTV Ch. 219; DISH Ch. 150; Spectrum Chs. 75 and 400) with Justin Kutcher and Nick Bahe on the call. The game is also available on Fox Sports Go and the Fox Sports Go app.
Fans can follow all of the action across the state of Nebraska on the IMG Husker Sports Network with Kent Pavelka and Jake Muhleisen on the call. The game will also be available on Huskers.com, on the Huskers app, on TuneIn Radio and on the TuneIn Radio app. The radio broadcast begins one hour prior to tipoff.

Nebraska (7-3) put together its best effort of the season in posting a 78-68 win over No. 14 Minnesota on Tuesday evening. The Huskers shot 47 percent, including 57 percent in the second half, against a Minnesota defense which was holding opponents to under 40 percent shooting. More importantly, the Huskers held Minnesota to 32 percent shooting in holding the Golden Gophers to 21 points below their Big Ten leading scoring average.

Junior guard Glynn Watson Jr. led the Huskers with a season-high 29-point, nine-rebound performance against the Golden Gophers. Watson scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half, as Nebraska built a 17-point lead en route to its first victory over a top-15 team since 2016. Watson leads the Huskers in scoring (14.5 ppg), assists (3.5 apg) and steals (2.0 spg), as Nebraska has a balanced attack with five players averaging over nine points per game.

Saturday's game with the Bluejays continues a daunting two-week gauntlet, as NU has faced No. 3 Michigan State and No. 14 Minnesota before taking on Creighton on Saturday and No. 2 Kansas next Saturday.

Creighton comes into Saturday's contest with a 6-2 record following a 111-68 win over North Dakota on Tuesday. The Bluejays feature three players in double figures, led by Marcus Foster's 19.0 ppg. The Bluejays average 92.5 points per game and are shooting 52 percent from the field. Nebraska looks to snap a six-game losing streak to Creighton and earn its first win in Omaha since 2004.