Huskers Battle No. 6 Buckeyes on Saturday

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

The Nebraska men's basketball team gets another chance at one of college basketball's traditional powers Saturday night, as the Huskers welcome Ohio State to the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Tipoff for the sixth-ranked Buckeyes first appearance in Lincoln since 1987 is slated for 7 p.m.

Tickets are available for Wednesday's game between the Huskers and Hoosiers for as little as $20 by visiting Huskers.com or calling 800-8-BIGRED. Fans that purchase tickets to Saturday's game with the Buckeyes can use those tickets for free general admission seating for the women's game between the No. 20 Huskers and Minnesota on Sunday at the Devaney Center.

Saturday's game between the Huskers and Buckeyes will be televised nationally on the Big Ten Network with Eric Collins and Jim Jackson on the call. The game will also be available on BTN.com and the BTN2Go App on select mobile devices.

The Nebraska-Ohio State game will also be carried across Nebraska on the 30-station IMG Husker Sports Radio Network with Kent Pavelka and Matt Davison calling all of the action. The game can also be heard on the Internet at Huskers.com and season audio packages are also available for purchase on the Huskers' App for your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Nebraska (10-8, 2-5 Big Ten) comes off its best performance of the season, rallying from a 13-point second-half deficit to stun No. 11 Indiana, 70-69, on Wednesday evening. Bo Spencer's 23 points led four Huskers in double figures, while Jorge Brian Diaz hit two free throws with 11 seconds left for the winning margin.

The Huskers are finishing a grueling stretch to open their inaugural Big Ten campaign, as five of NU's first eight games were against ranked teams while two of the other matchups were against teams that have been ranked this month.

The stretch concludes with a Buckeye squad which has been off since an 80-63 win over then No. 7 Indiana on Sunday. The Buckeyes (16-3, 4-2 Big Ten) feature one of the nation's premier players in forward Jared Sullinger, as the first-team All-American averages 17.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game to pace three OSU players who average in double figures.

Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations


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