Huskers preparing for road game at Penn State

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska hits the road for a rare Friday night conference game, as the Huskers travel to State College to meet the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Tipoff from the Bryce Jordan Center is set for 6 p.m. (central) and will be televised nationally on BTN with Brandon Gaudin and Jon Crispin on the call. The game is also available on BTN.com, BTN2Go 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 (12-6, 3-2 Big Ten) has won five of its last six games following a 63-59 win over Wisconsin on Tuesday night. The Huskers, whose 18-game start is the best in eight seasons, held Wisconsin to 42 percent shooting and enjoyed a 34-32 advantage on the glass to pick up its first regular-season win over the Badgers since 2014.

While James Palmer Jr. led the Huskers with 18 points, including 8-of-9 from the foul line, the performances of Jordy Tshimanga and Thomas Allen were critical in NU's victory over the Badgers. Tshimanga, who was averaging 3.2 points per game, scored seven of his season-high nine points in the second half and added six rebounds, while Allen had eight points off the bench in 15 quality minutes, as Nebraska's bench outscored Wisconsin's 20-3.

Nebraska will need its depth, as it is in the midst of playing four games in a 10-day stretch. Friday's game at Penn State will be NU's third road game in the last four games, providing an opportunity to pick up a crucial road win and build on its resume.

Penn State (12-6, 2-3 Big Ten) looks to rebound following a 74-70 loss at Indiana on Tuesday. Tony Carr and Lamar Stevens combined for 48 points, while Mike Watkins had 10 points and 12 rebounds in a losing effort. Carr has emerged as one of the best guards in the Big Ten, as he is averaging 18.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game while guiding an attack which has five players in double figures. The Nittany Lions have been a tough out at home, going 9-2 with both losses coming by one point.