The Nebraska men’s basketball team returns to Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday evening, as the Huskers play host to the Creighton Bluejays in the annual matchup of the two programs.

The Nebraska men’s basketball team returns to Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday evening, as the Huskers play host to the Creighton Bluejays in the annual matchup of the two programs.

A sellout crowd of nearly 16,000 is expected and tipoff from Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 6:06 p.m. (central) and will be nationally televised on BTN with Cory Provus and Jim Jackson on the call. Sunday’s game is also available online at BTN.com and BTN2Go on mobile platforms.

The game will be broadcast across the state of Nebraska on the IMG Husker Sports Radio Network, including KLIN 1400 AM in Lincoln, 1110 KFAB in Omaha and KRVN 880 AM in Lexington with Kent Pavelka calling the action and Matt Davison adding color commentary. The game can be heard for free on Huskers.com and available on the Huskers’ app on iOS or android devices, as well as on TuneIn Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

The Huskers will be looking to complete a sweep of their in-state Division I foes, as Nebraska knocked off Omaha, 80-67, at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Nov. 25.
The Huskers are 5-1 on the season following a 70-65 win at Florida State Monday evening. In that game, Nebraska built an 18-point second-half lead, only to withstand a furious Seminoles comeback in the final 10 minutes. Nebraska won the game on the defensive end, holding the Seminoles to 41 percent shooting and forcing 17 turnovers.
While Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields carried the bulk of the offensive load and combined for 46 points, the Huskers’ role players made significant plays down the stretch, as baskets by David Rivers and Tarin Smith kept NU in the lead after the Seminoles cut the lead to one in the final two minutes.

Petteway and Shields are one of only two duos in the country averaging at least 20 points per game, joining the Georgia State pair of R.J. Hunter and Ryan Harrow.
Sunday’s game with Creighton begins a three-game homestand for the Huskers, all against teams which won at least 20 games in 2013-14. Nebraska has been tough at Pinnacle Bank Arena, going 19-1 at home over the last two seasons and has won 11 straight in the building dating back to last January.

Creighton comes into Sunday’s game with a 6-2 record following a 77-64 loss at Tulsa Wednesday night. The Bluejays won five straight to open the season, including a win over No. 18 Oklahoma on Nov. 19, before dropping two of their last three contests.