Huskers Look to Knock Off No. 10 Michigan

After winning three of its last four games, the Nebraska basketball team travels to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a matchup with the No. 10 Michigan Wolverines on Wednesday night.

 

Tipoff at the Crisler Center is set for 5:31 p.m. Wednesday’s game will  be carried on AM 1380 KUVR in Holdrege with the Pregame set to start with Kent Pevelka & Matt Davison at 4:30pm.

 

The Huskers (11-9, 3-5 B1G) have been off since a 60-55 win over Indiana on Thursday night. In that game, the Huskers overcame a 16-point first-half deficit, outscoring Indiana, 41-23 in the second half to improve to 10-1 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Sophomore Terran Petteway led the Huskers with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting and added three assists to pace four Huskers in double figures. Nebraska’s 16-point deficit was the largest the Huskers had overcome this season and second-largest during Tim Miles’ tenure in Lincoln.

 

Petteway has played some of his best basketball during the Huskers’ surge over the last two weeks, averaging 21.5 points per game over the last four games, while shooting 61 percent from the field in that span. On the season, Petteway is now second in the Big Ten in scoring at 18.2 points per game.

 

Nebraska now closes the first half of Big Ten play looking for their first road win of the season. The Huskers had chances to pick up victories in each of their two road games, as they led in the final six minutes at both Purdue and Penn State, but were unable to hang on down the stretch.

 

Michigan (16-5, 8-1 B1G) looks to rebound after its first loss in Big Ten play, a 63-52 setback at Indiana on Sunday. The Hoosiers held Nik Stauskas to just six points on a 1-of-6 shooting, as he entered the game second in the Big Ten in scoring at 18.4 points per game. Michigan’s loss snapped a 10-game win streak dating back to a loss to then-No. 1 Arizona on Dec. 15.

 

In the first meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska suffered a 71-70 loss to the Wolverines on Jan. 9. The Huskers had two chances to win in the final seconds but a missed shot by Terran Petteway and a missed tip-in by Leslee Smith allowed Michigan to escape with the one-point win.

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