Nebraska travels to Ohio State

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Nebraska hits the road looking for its first Big Ten win of the season, as the Huskers travel to Ohio State Thursday evening.

Tipoff from Value City Arena in Columbus is set for 6 p.m. and the contest will be televised nationally on ESPN with Rece Davis and Dan Dakich on the call. Thursday’s game is also available online and on mobile devices on the WatchESPN app.

The game will be broadcast across the state of Nebraska on the 37-station IMG Husker Sports Radio Network, including KLIN 1400 AM in Lincoln, 1110 KFAB in Omaha and KRVN 880 AM in Lexington with Kent Pavelka calling the action and Jake Muhleisen adding color commentary. The game can be heard for free on Huskers.com and is available on the Huskers’ app on iOS or android devices, as well as on TuneIn Radio and on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. 

Nebraska (13-14, 5-10 Big Ten) put together its poorest effort of the season in a 28-point home loss to Iowa Sunday afternoon. The Huskers allowed Iowa to shoot 50 percent from the floor, as the Hawkeyes became the first team in 38 games to shoot 50 percent from the field against Nebraska. The Hawkeyes put the game out of reach with a 21-2 run to close the first half in taking a 42-16 halftime lead. The loss put Nebraska in a tie for 10th with Minnesota in the Big Ten standings with two weeks left in the regular season. Nebraska has three Big Ten games left, including road trips to Ohio State and Illinois.

If the Huskers are to bounce back in the final two weeks of the regular season, they will need strong performances from Terran Petteway, Shavon Shields and Walter Pitchford. Petteway (18.1 ppg) and Shields (15.7 ppg) have been among the Big Ten’s top eight scorers throughout the season, while Pitchford has gotten into an offensive groove of late, averaging 13.7 points per game in NU’s last three games, including a 19-point effort at Maryland on Feb. 19. Pitchford has come off the bench for the Huskers in the last two contests. 

The Huskers face an Ohio State team which is 19-8 overall and 8-6 in the Big Ten following a 64-57 loss at Michigan on Sunday. The Wolverines held D’Angelo Russell to 16 points on 6-of-15 shooting on Sunday, becoming one of the few teams to slow down the talented freshman. The 6-foot-5 freshman guard, averages 19 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game and is one of three Buckeyes who average double figures.

Numbers 2 Know

8.5   Points per game for redshirt freshman Nick Fuller the last two games. Fuller had a career-high 12 points and five rebounds at Maryland and added five points and five boards in the loss at Iowa on Sunday in his first career start.

6  Rebounds that Shavon Shields needs to reach 500 for his career. He would become the 14th player with 1,000 career points and 500 rebounds at Nebraska.

50.0  Iowa shot 50 percent on Sunday, snapping a streak of 37 straight games where Nebraska had held an opponent under 50 percent.  When the streak ended, the second-longest streak in the Big Ten was 14 games (Purdue and MSU). 

1994-95  The last time that Nebraska had two players average more than 15.0 points per game in a season (Jaron Boone, 17.5; Erick Strickland, 16.3). That is the only time in the last 30 years that Nebraska has had two players average 15 points per game in the same season. 


Game #28 at Ohio State

Date: Thursday, Feb. 26
Time: 6 p.m. (CT)
Arena: Value City Arena
Capacity: 18,809

Nebraska Cornhuskers

2014-15 Record: 13-14, 5-10 Big Ten

Head coach: Tim Miles

Record at Nebraska: 47-45 (Third year)

Career Record: 330-265 (20th year)

Ohio State Buckeyes

2014-15 Record: 19-8, 8-6 Big Ten

Head coach: Thad Matta 

Record at Ohio State: 294-91 (11th year)

Career Record: 396-122 (15th year)

Broadcast Information

Television: ESPN

Play-by-play: Rece Davis

Expert Analysis: Dan Dakich 

Online: WatchESPN

Radio: IMG Husker Sports Radio Network, including KLIN (1400 AM) in Lincoln, KFAB (1110 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington. Also available online at Huskers.com, on the Huskers App and on TuneIn Radio and the TuneIn Radio App.

Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka

Expert Analysis: Jake Muhleisen

Satellite Radio (OSU Feed): Sirius (91), XM (91)

Live Stats: Huskers.com