The Husker men's basketball team looks for its second road win at a nationally ranked opponent as Nebraska travels to No. 15/15 Purdue Saturday evening.
Tipoff at Mackey Arena is set for 7:30 p.m. (CT) and will be televised nationally on BTN with Kevin Kugler and Jon Crispin 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 (13-10, 3-9 Big Ten) look to regroup following a 60-45 loss to No. 24 Maryland on Wednesday. The Huskers held Maryland to its third-lowest offensive total of the season, but NU struggled from the field, hitting a season-low 21 percent from the floor against the Terrapins, including 4-of-17 from 3-point range. During the six-game losing streak, NU has averaged just 58.8 points per game after averaging 78.5 points per game during the first 17 contests.
One bright spot for the Huskers in the loss was the performance of Isaiah Roby, who posted his second double-double of the season with 20 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. Roby, who also added a season-high five blocked shots, has become a go-to performer after the season-ending injury to Isaac Copeland, averaging 15.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game in the last three contests. The performance is noteworthy as it has come against two of the Big Ten's best big men in Ethan Happ and Bruno Fernando.
The Huskers turn their attention toward a Purdue (16-6, 9-2 Big Ten) team that has been on a roll over the last month. The Boilermakers have won seven straight and have been off since a 73-63 win over Minnesota on Super Bowl Sunday. Junior guard Carsen Edwards leads the Big Ten in scoring at 24.5 points per game while also pacing Purdue in 3-pointers (85), steals (37) and assists (76). The Huskers will look to end Purdue's 13-game home win streak dating back to last season.