Huskers Face Wisconsin on Sunday

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

The Nebraska men's basketball team looks to build off its first Big Ten win of the season, as the Huskers travel to Wisconsin Sunday evening. Tip off for the tilt between the Huskers and Badgers from the Kohl Center set for 5:06 p.m. (central).

Sunday's game will be televised nationally on the Big Ten Network with Brian Anderson and Shon Morris on the call. The game will also be available on BTN.com and the BTN2Go App on select mobile devices.

The Nebraska-Wisconsin 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 (9-7, 1-4 Big Ten) comes of its best effort in conference play, a 70-58 win over Penn State Wednesday evening. The Huskers shot 55 percent from the floor - their highest effort since November - and placed four players in double figures, as Bo Spencer's 19 points led a balanced attack.

Nebraska's been much crisper on offense the last two games following the return of Jorge Brian Diaz and Dylan Talley from injuries. The Huskers have shot 50 percent in each of the last two contests, the first time this year Nebraska has shot better than 50 percent in consecutive games this season. That is a stark contrast from the 32.5 percent the Huskers shot in their first three conference efforts.

The Huskers' offensive attack will get one of its stiffest tests of the season on Sunday, as they face a Wisconsin squad that is coming off a 67-62 win at Purdue on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak. The Badgers (13-5, 2-3 Big Ten) lead the nation in scoring defense, allowing 48.7 points per game, while opponents are shooting just 26 percent from 3-point range. Wisconsin is led by All-America point guard Jordan Taylor, who averages 13.5 points and 4.5 assists per game UW looks to snap a two-game home losing streak in the Kohl Center, as the Badgers lost to both Iowa and Michigan State at home in league play.

The two teams met on Dec. 27 in the Big Ten opener in Lincoln, as Ryan Evans scored a career-high 22 points in a 64-40 Badger win. UW shot 11-of-21 from 3-point range, while holding Nebraska to 31 percent.

Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations


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