Huskers to Tangle with Gophers Tuesday

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

The Nebraska men's basketball team looks for its second consecutive road win Tuesday night, as the Huskers travel to historic Williams Arena for a matchup with the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Tip-off is set for 8:06 p.m. and the game will be carried nationally on BTN with Dave Revsine and Jim Jackson on the call, as every remaining Husker game in 2012-13 will be televised nationally. The matchup with the Golden Gophers is also available on BTN2GO.

Tuesday'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 (11-10, 2-6 B1G) look to build some momentum following a solid 64-49 win over Northwestern on Saturday afternoon. In that game, Nebraska's defense held the Wildcats to 32.1 percent shooting, as Northwestern became the third Husker foe held under 50 points this season. Nebraska also out-rebounded the Wildcats, 42-33, including 12 rebounds from Brandon Ubel. Another encouraging sign was the Huskers' offense in the second half, as Nebraska shot 54 percent from the field and outscored Northwestern, 40-27, after the break. Dylan Talley led the Huskers with 20 points and eight rebounds, marking his first 20-point game in Big Ten play.

Nebraska's offense has been more consistent in the last two weeks, averaging 59.8 points per game over the last four games. That is a significant increase on the 47.0 ppg the Huskers averaged in their first four Big Ten contests. Part of the reason for the improved scoring has been getting to the foul line more often. The Huskers averaged over 20 free throws per game over the last four games after getting to the line a total of 28 times in NU's first four conference tilts.

Minnesota (15-5, 3-4 Big Ten) comes into Tuesday's game looking to snap a four-game losing streak. The Golden Gophers, who were ranked ninth two weeks ago, were held to under 50 points in their last two games, including a 45-44 loss at Wisconsin on Saturday.


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