The Nebraska men's basketball team faces its second top-10 team in the last three games, as the Huskers travel to No. 2 Michigan Wednesday evening. Tipoff from Crisler Arena is set for 6 p.m. (central) and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Wednesday'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 matchup between the Huskers and Wolverines will be televised nationally on BTN with Kevin Kugler and Greg Kelser on the call, as every remaining Husker game in 2012-13 will be televised nationally. Wednesday's game with the Badgers is also available on BTN2GO, including iOS or android devices.
The Huskers (9-6, 0-2 B1G) put together their best defensive effort of the season, holding Wisconsin to a season-low 47 points, but had just one basket in the final six minutes of a back-and-forth battle with the Badgers before succumbing 47-41. Nebraska shot just 37 percent from the field, including 2-of-12 from 3-point range. Dylan Talley and Ray Gallegos had 12 points each for Nebraska, but combined to go 0-for-8 from 3-point range, as the duo had combined for 58 of the Huskers' 67 3-pointers in the first 14 contests.
While NU's offensive has seen its share of struggles at times, the Huskers' defense has been solid for most of the season, holding eight of the Huskers' first 15 opponents to 60 points or less. Both of the Huskers' first two conference opponents were held to under their season average, but the Huskers may face their stiffest challenge of the season on Wednesday against the Wolverines.
Michigan (15-0, 2-0 B1G) comes into the contest ranking second in the Big Ten at 82.0 points per game, but has scored 90 or more points in three of the last four games, including 94.5 ppg in Big Ten play. All-American Trey Burke guides a Michigan attack that has four players in double figures, as the sophomore averages 18.2 points and a Big Ten best 7.5 assists per contest.