The Nebraska men’s basketball team returns home for an important Big Ten matchup on Wednesday, as the Huskers will host Northwestern at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The game was pushed back one day following the move of the
Northwestern-Wisconsin game from Jan. 21 to Jan. 23 because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols within the Northwestern program.
Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. and tickets are available by visiting Huskers.com/Tickets, calling the NU Athletic Ticket Office at 800-8-BIGRED during business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.) and at the Pinnacle Bank Arena Ticket Office 90 minutes before tipoff. The matchup with the Wildcats will now be carried on FS2 and carried on the Huskers Radio Network. It will also be available on the Fox Sports app.
|Game 21: Northwestern|
|Date: Wednesday, Jan. 25
Tipoff: 6:01 p.m.
Arena: Pinnacle Bank Arena
On the Air
TV/Online: Wednesday’s game will be televised on FS2 with Kevin Kugler and Nick Bahe on the call. The game will also be available online on the Fox Sports app.
Wednesday’s game is part of Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week, as the Husker coaches will be donning suits and sneakers to raise awareness for cancer research.
The Huskers (10-10, 3-6 Big Ten) were short-handed but battled in a 76-65 loss at Penn State on Saturday. Derrick Walker led NU with 20 points and added six rebounds and six assists to pace four Huskers in double figures. Despite losing Emmanuel Bandoumel early in the contest with a knee injury, Nebraska was within 57-54 with eight minutes remaining before Penn State went on a 13-4 run to take control. One encouraging sign for the Huskers was the performance of C.J. Wilcher off the bench. The sophomore totaled 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting and reached double figures for the first time in six games. Wilcher was the Huskers’ sixth man. most of the last year before moving into the starting lineup for most of this year
Northwestern (13-5, 4-3)…