The No. 24/25 Nebraska men’s basketball team looks to bounce back as they face one of the biggest tests of the non-conference season when they host the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday evening. Tipoff from a sold-out Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 5:10 p.m.
The matchup between the Huskers and Bluejays will be televised nationally on BTN with Kevin Kugler and Robbie Hummel on the call. Saturday's game will also be available on BTN.com and the BTN2Go and Fox Sports Go apps with cable authentication.
Fans can follow all of the action across the state of Nebraska on the IMG Husker Sports Network with Kent Pavelka and Jake Muhleisen on the call. The game will also be available on Huskers.com, on the Huskers app, on TuneIn Radio and the TuneIn Radio app and on SiriusXM radio. The pregame show begins one hour prior to tipoff on many of the Husker Sports Network affiliates.
The Huskers are 7-2 on the season following an 85-78 loss at Minnesota on Wednesday night. Nebraska built a 13-point second-half lead, but strong shooting from Minnesota in the second half thwarted Nebraska's attempt for a second straight win in Minneapolis. The Golden Gophers shot 57 percent in the second half and 52 percent on the night, becoming the first Husker opponent to shoot over 50 percent in 35 games dating back to last year. Nebraska was in the top-five nationally in scoring defense and field goal defense before Wednesday’s loss.
Amir Coffey led all scorers with a game-high 32 for Minnesota, including 14-of-17 from the foul line. As a team, the Golden Gophers went 24-of-32 from the foul line against NU.
Isaac Copeland Jr. had 17 points and seven rebounds to pace four Huskers in double figures. Isaiah Roby had a season-high 15 points and three blocked shots, while Glynn Watson Jr. and James Palmer Jr. added 14 and 11 points, respectively. Freshman Brady Heiman also turned in a strong performance off the bench with nine points on 4-of-4 shooting and five rebounds.
Creighton is 6-2 on the season and has been off since a 103-92 loss to top-ranked Gonzaga one week ago. In that game, the Bluejays led by as many as 11 before the Bulldogs outscored Creighton, 62-44, in the second half. Ty-Shon Alexander led three Bluejays in double figures with 27 points, including five 3-pointers.