LINCOLN, Neb. — The No. 25/22 Nebraska men’s basketball team returns home after two weeks, as the Huskers host Cal State Fullerton at Pinnacle Bank Arena this Saturday. Tipoff at PBA is set for shortly after 1 p.m. and while Saturday's game is already sold out, any returned tickets, if available, will go on sale at the PBA Box Office at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Saturday's game will be televised nationally on BTN with Wayne Randazzo and Nick Bahe on the call. Saturday's game will also be available on BTN.com and the BTN2Go and Fox Sports Go apps 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 SiriusXM 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 are 9-2 on the season following a 79-56 win over Oklahoma State in Sioux Falls, S.D., last Sunday. The Huskers got a game-high 29 points and five assists from James Palmer Jr. to pace three Huskers in double figures, while Nebraska held Oklahoma State to 56 points, the Cowboys' second-lowest total of the season, and just 2-of-15 shooting from 3-point range. The win was NU's fourth over a power conference team (also Seton Hall, Clemson and Creighton) and moved the Huskers to No. 14 in the latest NET rankings.
While Palmer is putting together another All-Big Ten caliber season (19.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.9 apg), senior Isaac Copeland Jr. has been a consistent force. He had 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting vs. Oklahoma State and is averaging 16.0 points on 57 percent shooting along with a team-high 6.0 rebounds per game.
Saturday's game against Cal State Fullerton concludes a stretch of four straight games against postseason teams from a year ago (Clemson, Creighton and Oklahoma State). The Titans, who returned four starters from a 20-win team which made the NCAA Tournament, have gotten off to a slow start with a 3-8 mark, but have shown the ability to hang with the best teams they have faced, highlighted by a double overtime loss at Arizona State. Kyle Allman Jr. is a returning first-team All-Big West selection who has dropped a pair of 30-point games this season, including a 35-point effort against the Sun Devils.