NU MEDIA RELATIONS:
The Nebraska men’s basketball looks for its second straight win Tuesday evening, as the Huskers return home to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Tipoff from Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 8:06 p.m. and a limited number of tickets are available by visiting Huskers.com, calling 800-8-BIGRED or at the Pinnacle Bank Arena Box Office beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The game will be televised nationally on BTN with Kevin Kugler and Stephen Bardo on the call. The contest will also be available on BTN2Go on laptops, tablets and mobile devices.
Tuesday’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 (9-8, 1-3 Big Ten) snapped an 11-game Big Ten losing streak in emphatic fashion with a 90-56 win at Rutgers on Saturday. The Huskers shot 56.9 percent from the field and put four players in double figures against the Scarlet Knights. Andrew White III continued led NU with a game-high 28 points, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range. White had 19 first-half points as NU built a 20-point halftime lead.
Nebraska’s offense has been getting better since adjusting the lineup five games ago. In that stretch, NU is averaging 75.6 ppg and shooting 48 percent from the floor with four players (White, Shavon Shields, Tai Webster and Benny Parker) averaging at least nine points per game.
Minnesota (6-10, 0-4 Big Ten) looks for its first Big Ten win following a home loss to Northwestern on Saturday. Minnesota has four players averaging double figures and features one of the Big Ten’s most productive freshmen in Jordan Murphy, who averages 10.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
Tuesday’s game is also Red Cross Night, as student-athletes will be collecting donations for the Red Cross during halftime.
NUMBERS TO KNOW:
100 - Shavon Shields will make his 100th career start on Tuesday, as he will join Dave Hoppen as the only two players in program history with 100 consecutive starts.
2000-01 - The last time a Husker averaged at least 15.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg and 3.0 apg in a season (Cookie Belcher), numbers which Shavon Shields is on pace for during the 2015-16 campaign.
10 - Nebraska has scored 70+ points 10 times this season, which tops the number of times the Huskers did it during the entire 2014-15 season (nine).
1995-96 - The last time a Husker team had more than three games with 90+ points.
10.0 - Number of turnovers that Nebraska has averaged in Big Ten action, well under the 14.5 turnovers the Huskers averaged in non-conference play.
11 - Number of 20-point games by the Huskers in 2015-16 (5-White III and Shields; 2-Webster). Prior to this season, the last time NU had three players with multiple 20-point games in a season was 2005-06.