Huskers battle Buckeyes on Saturday

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Husker men's basketball team returns home looking to snap a two-game losing streak, as the Huskers host Ohio State at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday.

The match-up with the Buckeyes is the Huskers' annual Coaches vs. Cancer game where the Husker basketball program and NU Athletics will recognize members of the Husker Athletic family and fans who have been personally affected by cancer.

Tip-off at Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 11:01 a.m. and any returned tickets will be available at the Pinnacle Bank Arena box office beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday's game will be televised nationally on FS1 with Jeff Levering and Nick Bahe on the call. The match-up will also be available on the Fox Sports App with cable authentication.

Fans can follow all of the action across the state of Nebraska on the IMG Husker Sports Network with Kent Pavelka and Jake Muhleisen on the call. The game will also be available on Huskers.com, the Huskers app, TuneIn Radio and the TuneIn Radio app and on both Sirius and XM Radio. The pregame show begins one hour prior to tip-off on many of the Husker Sports Network affiliates.

The Huskers (13-6, 3-5 Big Ten) let an opportunity for a crucial road win slip through their grasp in a 76-69 loss at Rutgers Monday evening. Nebraska, which led by as many as eight in the second half, rallied from a seven-point deficit to pull even at 67 with 2:02 left, but the Scarlet Knights outscored NU 9-2 down the stretch to earn the victory.

Nebraska had three players in double figures at Rutgers, including a game-high 22 from James Palmer Jr. and 16 points and eight boards from Isaac Copeland Jr., but the Huskers went just 10-of-18 from the charity stripe and committed 12 turnovers in the loss.

After playing four of the last six games on the road, the Huskers will play three of the next four games at Pinnacle Bank Arena beginning with Saturday's game with Ohio State.

Ohio State (12-6, 2-5 Big Ten) comes into Saturday's game looking to snap a five-game losing streak following a 79-67 loss to Purdue on Wednesday. In that game, Andre Wesson scored a career-high 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting to lead three OSU players in double figures, as the Buckeyes cut a 14-point second-half deficit to two before Purdue pulled away down the stretch.