The Husker men's basketball team returns to action looking for a big home win, as the Huskers host No. 24/23 (AP/Coaches) Wisconsin Tuesday night. Tipoff at Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 7:01 p.m. and any returned tickets will be available at the PBA box office beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday's game will be televised nationally on BTN with Dave Revsine and Seth Davis 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 (13-7, 3-6 Big Ten) are looking to snap a three-game losing streak and are without senior forward Isaac Copeland Jr., who suffered a torn left ACL in Saturday's loss to Ohio State. Copeland was NU's second-leading scorer and rebounder, and senior Tanner Borchardt (2.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg) and freshman Brady Heiman (2.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg) will look to get extended minutes in Copeland's absence.
The Huskers feature one of the Big Ten's top performers in All-American candidate James Palmer Jr. The 6-foot-6 senior is averaging 19.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. In Big Ten play, Palmer is fourth in scoring (18.6 ppg) and fifth in assists (4.2 apg), joining Michigan State's Cassius Winston and Maryland's Anthony Cowan as the only players in the Big Ten in the top five in both scoring and assists. Palmer led NU with 19 points and four assists in Saturday's loss to Ohio State, while Glynn Watson Jr. added 18 points.
Wisconsin (14-6, 6-3 Big Ten) comes into Tuesday's game riding a three-game winning streak highlighted by a 64-60 win over previously unbeaten Michigan earlier this month. The Badgers knocked off Northwestern, 62-46, last Saturday, holding Northwestern to 29.6 percent shooting. Brad Davison and D'Mitrik Trice had 18 points apiece while Ethan Happ had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in the win. Wisconsin moved into the national rankings in both polls on Monday.