Huskers Close Regular Season at Iowa

By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations
By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations

The Nebraska men's basketball team ends the regular season Saturday afternoon, as the Huskers travel to Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes. Tip-off is slated for 1:21 p.m. with Wayne Larrivee and Shon Morris on the call. Wednesday's matchup is also available on BTN2GO on iOS or android devices.

Saturday's game will be carried across the state on the 29-station Husker Sports Network, including flagship stations KLIN (1400 AM/94.5 FM) in Lincoln, KFAB (1110 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington, with Kent Pavelka and Jeff Culhane calling all of the action. The game can be heard for free at Huskers.com and is also available on the Huskers' app on iOS or android devices.

Following Wednesday's 53-51 win over Minnesota and Penn State's win over Northwestern Thursday night, the Huskers have locked up the No. 10 seed in next week's Big Ten Tournament. With one weekend of action remaining, Nebraska could potentially face one of four teams in Thursday's first round (Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Purdue).

Nebraska (14-16, 5-12 Big Ten) put together one of its best defensive performances of the season in Wednesday's 53-51 win over Minnesota. The Huskers held Minnesota to 38 percent shooting, including 23 percent from 3-point range after the Gophers scored 84 points in the first meeting in Minneapolis in January.

The Huskers received strong performances from its senior class, as Dylan Talley, Andre Almeida and Brandon Ubel combined for 31 points and 14 rebounds against the Golden Gophers.

Ubel scored the Huskers' final 10 points to give the Huskers a victory in its final regular-season home game at the Devaney Center. Talley joined Ubel in double figures with 12 points and three assists, while Almeida anchored the Husker defense with five rebounds and three blocked shots in 18 minutes of action.

The Huskers will see a motivated Iowa team on Saturday which is looking to finish Big Ten play with a .500 mark. The Hawkeyes (19-11, 8-9 Big Ten) are coming off a 63-55 win over Illinois on Tuesday, as Roy Devyn Marble led all players with 21 points, six rebounds and four assists. NU and Iowa played less than two weeks ago, as Nebraska overcame a 19-point deficit in a 64-60 win on Feb. 23.


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