Huskers Return Home for Penn State

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

The Nebraska men's basketball team looks for its first Big Ten win Wednesday night, as the Huskers host Penn State at the Devaney Center. Tip off for the tilt between the Huskers and Nittany Lions is set for 7:30 p.m. (central).

Tickets for Wednesday's game start at $10 and can be purchased by visiting Huskers.com/tickets, calling 800-8-BIGRED, or at the Devaney Ticket Office beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. All fans in attendance for the Penn State game can purchase 24 ounce Pepsi products for $1, as Wednesday's deal is the first of several concession specials during the Big Ten season.

Wednesday's game will be televised nationally on the Big Ten Network with Eric Collins 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-Penn 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

While the Huskers (8-7, 0-4 Big Ten) dropped their fourth straight game on Saturday, a 59-54 setback at Illinois, the Huskers received encouraging news with the return of Jorge Brian Diaz and Dylan Talley, who both missed the last five games, including Nebraska's first three Big Ten games, because of injuries. Diaz totaled nine points and three rebounds in his first game since Dec. 10, while Talley added six points in 28 mniutes before fouling out.

As a team, the Huskers shot 50 percent for the first time in conference play and out-rebounded a Fighting Illini team, 24-20 that had out-rebounded each of its previous Big Ten foes, but Nebraska was done in by a season-high 20 turnovers, which were converted into 17 Fighting Illini points.

The Huskers are facing a Penn State team that may be playing its best basketball of the season. The Nittany Lions are 9-8 on the season following an 88-82 loss to No. 12 Indiana on Sunday afternoon and had a 65-45 win over Purdue on Thursday evening. PSU is led by one of the best guards in the Big Ten in junior Tim Frazier, who tops the Nittany Lions and ranks among Big Ten leaders in scoring (17.4 ppg, second), assists (6.8 apg, first) steals (2.2 spg, second) and rebounds (5.4 rpg, 14th).

Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations


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