Huskers Host Bluejays Thursday Night

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

The Nebraska men’s basketball team looks for another early-season signature win Thursday night when the Huskers welcome No. 16/13 Creighton to the Devaney Center Thursday night.
Tipoff is set for 7:02 p.m. and tickets are on sale for Thursday’s contest by visiting Huskers.com, calling the Nebraska Ticket Office at 800-8-BIGRED or at the Devaney Center Ticket office beginning at 5:30 p.m. As of Wednesday morning, nearly 12,000 tickets have been sold for the matchup between the Huskers and Bluejays.
The game will be shown nationally on ESPN3.com with Mike Gleason with Rich Zvosec on the broadcast. ESPN3.com is available to fans with subscriptions to participating high speed internet service providers (http://espn.go.com/watchespn/affList). The game will also be available on the WatchESPN app for customers in participating cable systems.
Thursday’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 on Huskers.com and is also available on the Huskers’ app on iOS or android devices. Thursday’s game is also available on both Sirius (Ch. 123) and XM (Ch. 190) satellite radios.
Nebraska comes into Thursday’s contest with a 6-1 mark following a 63-51 win over USC on Monday night. Nebraska’s 6-1 mark matches the program’s best start in 20 years, and the Huskers are coming off consecutive double-figure wins over Wake Forest and USC since falling to Kent State. Nebraska has relied on its veterans, as Dylan Talley (15.6 ppg), Ray Gallegos (14.0 ppg) and Brandon Ubel (14.0 ppg) the Husker attack. Gallegos has been playing the best basketball of his career, scoring 20 points in each of his last two contests. Nebraska has also been stout on the defensive end, holding opponents to 58.6 ppg, while only one opponent has topped seven points this season.
The Huskers will be tested by a veteran Creighton squad which comes in with a 7-1 record following an 80-51 rout of St. Joseph’s last Saturday. The Bluejays, which returned four starters from a 29-win team in 2011-12, are led by All-American Doug McDermott, who averages 21.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.


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