Nebraska finishes a two-game roadtrip on Saturday afternoon, when the Huskers travel to West Lafayette, Ind., for a matchup with the No. 13 Purdue Boilermakers.
Tipoff from Mackey Arena is set for 1:15 p.m. (central) and Saturday's game will be televised nationally on BTN with Kevin Kugler and Stephen Bardo on the call. The game is also available on BTN.com, BTN2Go and the Fox Sports Go app.
Fans can follow all of the action across the state of Nebraska on the IMG Husker Sports Network with Kent Pavelka and Ben McLaughlin on the call. The game will also be available on Huskers.com, on the Huskers app, on TuneIn Radio and on the TuneIn Radio app. The radio broadcast begins one hour prior to tipoff.
Nebraska (11-5, 2-1 Big Ten) brings a four-game winning streak to West Lafayette following a 70-55 win at Northwestern on Tuesday night. The Huskers shot 59 percent from the field in the second half and were led by Glynn Watson Jr., who had a game-high 19 points, six rebounds and six assists to pace three Huskers in double figures. Watson has been exceptional during the early part of Big Ten play, averaging 18.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game for the Big Red.
While Watson keyed the Husker offense, Nebraska put together its best defensive effort of the season against the Wildcats. NU held Northwestern to just 29.2 percent shooting and blocked 14 shots - the most ever by a Husker team in a conference game. In Big Ten play, the Huskers have held their first three opponents (Michigan State, Minnesota and Northwestern) to just 36 percent shooting to rank second in the Big Ten.
The Husker defense will be tested on Saturday, facing a Purdue (14-2, 3-0 Big Ten) offense that is averaging 86.9 points per game and shooting 51 percent from the field. The Boilermakers have won 10 straight following an 82-51 win over Rutgers on Wednesday, including six in a row by at least 15 points. The Boilermakers, who are ranked 13th in this week's AP poll, feature a senior-laden lineup with four players averaging at least 13 points per game.
The Huskers will be looking for their first-ever win at Mackey Arena and second-straight win over Purdue, as Nebraska posted an 83-80 win over the Boilermakers during their Big Ten championship season.