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The Nebraska men’s basketball team looks for its first Big Ten win of the season Saturday afternoon, as the Huskers travel to Rutgers.
Tipoff from the Rutgers Athletic Center is slated for 4 p.m. (Central) and will be televised nationally on ESPNU with Clay Matvick and Sean Harrington on the call. The game between the Huskers and Scarlet Knights will also be available on the WatchESPN app on laptops, tablets and mobile devices.
Saturday’s contest will also air across the state of Nebraska on the Husker Sports Network with Kent Pavelka and Matt Davison, including KLIN 1400 AM in Lincoln, KXSP 590 AM in Omaha and KRVN 880 in Lexington and is also available on Huskers.com and the Huskers App.
The Huskers (8-8, 0-3 Big Ten) look to bounce back from a 77-66 loss at No. 19 Iowa on Tuesday night. The Huskers played well at times, holding Iowa to 43 percent shooting, but 12-0 Hawkeye run at the end of the first half proved to be costly in NU’s upset bid
Nebraska, which shot 59 percent in the second half against the Hawkeyes, was led by junior guard Tai Webster, who came off the bench for a career-high 22 points. Webster, who went 7-of-11 from the floor and added five rebounds, gave the Huskers some offense on a rare off night from Andrew White III, who was held to nine points on 3-of-10 shooting.
Webster has provided a veteran scoring threat to the Husker bench since being moved into that role on Dec. 22. He is averaging 11.3 points per game on 60 percent shooting over the last four contests while leading a bench rotation that includes two freshmen and a sophomore. Webster has reached double figures eight times in NU’s last 13 games after doing it just seven times in his first 65 career outings.
Rutgers (6-10, 0-3 Big Ten) looks to bounce back after falling at No. 3 Maryland, 88-63, Wednesdayevening. Freshman Corey Sanders led four Scarlet Knights in double figures with 16 points, while Bishop Daniels added 11 points and 10 rebounds.