Huskers Look to Bounce Back vs. JSU

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

The Nebraska basketball team makes its only home appearance in a 23-day span on Tuesday night, as the Huskers play host to Jacksonville State at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Tipoff is set for 8:06 p.m. and tickets are available for the matchup for as little as $5 by visiting Huskers.com or calling 800-8-BIGRED. In addition, seating in the student sections along the baselines and in the B and C sections are available for $10 at Huskers.com, by calling 800-8-BIGRED or at the Devaney Center Ticket office beginning 90 minutes before tipoff. Tuesday's game will also be broadcast nationally on BTN and BTN2GO with Kevin Kugler and Greg Kesler on the call.

The NU-JSU 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, who have not played at the Devaney Center since Dec. 6, will play their next two games away from home before returning to the Devaney Center on Dec. 29 against Nicholls State.

Nebraska looks to get on track offensively after averaging just 40 points per game in consecutive losses to No. 16 Creighton and Oregon, a pair of teams which are a combined 19-2 on the season. Nebraska is shooting 31.4 percent in that stretch, including 21 percent from 3-point range. One highlight for the Huskers has been the expanded role for Shavon Shields, who played in one of the Huskers' first six games. The 6-foot-6 freshman has posted career highs in points and minutes in each of the last two games, including seven points and two rebounds in 30 minutes at Oregon on Saturday.

While Nebraska's offense has struggled in recent games, the Huskers' defense has been solid, holding both Creighton and Oregon to nearly 20 points below their season averages. Nebraska has now held five of its nine foes to season-low point totals.

The Huskers will face a Jacksonville State squad which is 8-2 on the season and riding a five-game win streak. The Gamecocks allow just 59.5 points per game and are coming off a 66-59 OT win sat Presbyterian on Saturday night.


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