Nebraska travels to No. 21 Purdue

Nebraska looks to avoid falling below .500 in the Big Ten when they head to No. 21 Purdue on Saturday.

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The Nebraska men’s basketball team returns to action Saturday afternoon, as the Huskers travel to West Lafayette, Ind., for a Big Ten matchup with the Purdue Boilermakers.

Tipoff from Mackey Arena is set for 3:31 p.m. (central) and the contest will be televised nationally on BTN with Tom Werme and Shon Morris on the call. The contest will also be available on BTN2Go 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 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.

The Huskers have been off since falling at Michigan, 81-68, on Jan. 23, snapping Nebraska’s four-game win streak. The Huskers (12-9, 4-4 Big Ten) nearly erased an 18-point second-half deficit, pulling to within 66-64 with 3:11 left, but could not get closer, as the Wolverines went 10-for-10 from the line in the final three minutes. Nebraska, which shot 48 percent from the field, but just 6-of-22 from 3-point range, put four players in double figures, led by Andrew White III and Glynn Watson Jr., who both finished with 15 points.

The Huskers are looking for their fourth straight Big Ten road win on Saturday, which would match NU’s longest conference road streak in nearly a century. NU has won four straight conference road games six times since 1920, the last coming during the 1975-76 season.

Standing in the way is a Purdue team, which literally is one of the largest squads in the country. The No. 21/21 Boilermakers (AP/Coaches) are 18-4 on the season and 6-3 in the Big Ten following a 68-64 victory at Minnesota on Wednesday. In that game, Purdue got a game-high 24 points and eight rebounds from Vince Edwards and 16 points from A.J. Hammons to win their fourth game in the last five outings.


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