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The Nebraska men’s basketball team looks for its fifth straight win Saturdayafternoon, as the Huskers return home to face Michigan on #AveryStrong Day.
Tipoff from a sold-out Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 1:05 p.m. and the contest will be televised nationally on ESPN2 with Dave Lamont and Dan Dakich on the call. The contest 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 Ben McLaughlin on the call, 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.
Saturday’s game is the third-annual #AveryStrong game, as the Husker basketball team will look to raise awareness and add names to the national bone marrow registry. Fans between the ages of 18 and 44 can sign up on Saturday to join the national bone marrow registry, as volunteers will be on hand to swab the cheeks of potential bone marrow donors. Fans who are between 18-44 who sign up on Saturday will receive an #AveryStrong t-shirt.
The Huskers (12-8, 4-3 Big Ten) are coming off one of the biggest road wins in recent years, a 72-71 win at No. 11 Michigan State Wednesdayevening. Nebraska relied on an outstanding performance from Shavon Shields, who had 19 of his season-high 28 points in the second half. The Huskers, who have won four straight conference games since an 0-3 start, found a way to win despite leading scorer Andrew White III scoring seven points and being saddled with foul trouble. Glynn Watson Jr. and Tai Webster stepped up at Michigan State as Watson had 13 points, while Webster came off the bench for 10 points and seven rebounds.
Michigan is 14-5 on the season and 4-2 in the Big Ten following a 74-69 win over Minnesota Wednesday. Derrick Walton Jr. had 22 points, while Zak Irvin added 19 points and 11 rebounds.