Huskers, Mavericks Battle on Sunday

By: Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations
By: Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations

The Nebraska men's basketball team looks to remain unbeaten on the season this Sunday afternoon, as the Huskers take on Nebraska-Omaha this Sunday at 2:05 p.m. It is the first matchup on the court between the two programs since Nebraska-Omaha moved to the Division I level prior to last season.

Sunday's matchup with the Mavericks is the Huskers' second game of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic and tickets for the game can be purchased for as little as $5 by visiting Huskers.com, by calling 1-800-8-BIGRED or by visiting the Devaney Center Ticket Office 90 minutes prior to tipoff.

Sunday's game will be carried across the state on the 29-station Husker Sports Network, including primary 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 on Huskers.com and is also available on the Huskers' app on iOS or android devices.

Live video streaming of Sunday's game will be carried on the Big Ten Digital Network (video.btn.com) with Jake Bockoven and Jake Sorensen on the call, as the Nebraska-Omaha game is one of four regular-season Husker basketball games on BTDN in 2012-13. It will be aired on the Big Ten Network Monday at 1 p.m. (central)

The Huskers are coming off an effort that Coach Cipriano would have been proud off, knocking off a Valparaiso team which was the overwhelming favorite in the Horizon League by a score of 50-48. The Huskers held the Crusaders to 34 percent shooting and just 2-15 from 3-point range to improve to 2-0 on the season. Brandon Ubel continued his hot start, scoring 17 points and grabbing five rebounds, while junior guard Ray Gallegos chipped in 14 points, including a career-high four 3-pointers. Ubel is averaging 19.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game while Gallegos is at 15 points per game and shooting 55 percent from the field.

Nebraska-Omaha comes to town looking to snap a three-game losing streak after falling at Tulane, 76-53, Friday afternoon, as Jordan Callahan's 27 points led three Tulane players in double figures. Alex Phillips had 13 off the bench to lead Nebraska-Omaha against the Green Wave, which faces the Huskers next Wednesday in Lincoln.


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