Huskers ready to host #24 Maryland

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LINCOLN, Neb. The Husker men's basketball team has another opportunity to knock off a ranked team, as Nebraska hosts No. 24 Maryland Wednesday evening.

Tipoff at Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 6:01 p.m. and any returned tickets will be available at the Pinnacle Bank Arena box office beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday's game will be televised nationally on BTN with Kevin Kugler and Stephen Bardo on the call. The matchup will also be available on the Fox Sports App and BTN2Go 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, on the Huskers app, on TuneIn Radio and the TuneIn Radio app and on both Sirius and XM Radio. The pregame show begins one hour prior to tipoff on many of the Husker Sports Network affiliates (affiliate list on page 7 of the game notes).

The Huskers (13-9, 3-8 Big Ten) look to snap a five-game losing streak following a 71-64 loss at Illinois on Saturday. The Huskers cut a 15-point second-half deficit to seven, but could not get the shots to drop in the closing minutes to pull closer. Nebraska got 22 from James Palmer Jr. to lead three players in double figures, as Tanner Borchardt and Thomas Allen added 12 and 11 points, respectively. The Huskers out-rebounded the Illini, 50-36, and committed just 10 turnovers, but shot just 36 percent, including 3-of-23 from 3-point range.

One bright spot for the Huskers in the loss was the performance of Borchardt, who posted his first career double-double with career bests of 12 points and 18 rebounds. His 18 caroms, which included 11 offensive boards, were the most by a Husker in three seasons and the second-highest total in the Big Ten this season. Borchardt has grabbed eight or more rebounds in two of the last three contests.

Maryland comes off a 69-61 loss at No. 24 Wisconsin on Friday night. The Terrapins led for most of the contest before the Badgers rallied in the last 10 minutes for the win.

Eric Ayala led Maryland with 18 points, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, while Bruno Fernando and Anthony Cowan added 13 and 11 points, respectively. Maryland shot 56 percent in the first half, but Wisconsin held the Terrapins to 35 percent in the second half.