The Nebraska basketball team looks to snap a two-game losing streak Saturday afternoon, as the Huskers take on the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
The game was originally scheduled for Thursday night at 8 p.m., but the winter storm in the upper Midwest pushed the contest back until Saturday, Feb, 23, at 1:05 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 and $15 by visiting Huskers.com, calling 800-8-BIGRED or at the Devaney Center ticket office beginning at 11:30 a.m.
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 Matt Davison 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.
The Huskers (12-14, 3-10 Big Ten) played well against No. 8 Michigan State before falling 73-64 on Saturday night. Dylan Talley led all scorers with a career-high 28 points. The 6-foot-5 senior guard hit 8-of-16 shots from the field, including four 3-pointers, while going a perfect 8-of-8 from the foul line. It marked his fifth 20-point game of the season. In addition to Talley, the Huskers also received another strong performance from freshman forward Shavon Shields, who added 19 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for his first double-double.
The Huskers have faced a difficult schedule over the past two weeks, as four of NU's last five games have been against ranked opponents, including both Big Ten co-leaders last week. Thursday's contest with Iowa is the first of two meetings over the next three weeks, as they will square off again in Iowa City on Saturday, March 9.
Iowa (17-9, 6-7 Big Ten) comes into Saturday riding a three-game winning streak following a 72-51 rout of Minnesota on Sunday. In that game, Roy Devyn Marble led Iowa with 15 points and is averaging nearly 20 ppg during the Hawkeyes' win streak. Iowa put five players in double figures while shutting down the Minnesota offense. The Hawkeyes forced 17 Gopher turnovers and held UM to 36.2 percent shooting from the floor.