After splitting a pair of matchups against nationally-ranked teams, the Huskers hit the road again on Monday night, as the Huskers travel to Piscataway for a matchup with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
Tipoff at the RAC is set for 7:01 p.m. (central) and the matchup will be televised nationally on BTN with Dave O'Brien and Stephen Bardo on the call. Monday's game will also be available on the Fox Sports App and BTN2Go 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 both Sirius and XM Radio. The pregame show begins one hour prior to tipoff on many of the Husker Sports Network affiliates (affiliate list on page 7 of the game notes).
The Huskers (13-5, 3-4 Big Ten) put together a strong defensive effort, but could not get the shots to drop in a 70-64 loss to No. 6 Michigan State last Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Nebraska held the Spartans to their second-lowest point total (70) and field goal percentage (.436) of the season to stay in the contest, but NU shot a season-low 33 percent from the floor, including just 5-of-26 from 3-point range. The loss snapped Nebraska's 20-game home winning streak and just the Huskers' second home loss in the last two seasons. James Palmer Jr. had a game-high 24 points and eight rebounds against the Spartans to pace the Big Red.
Isaac Copeland put together a solid week, averaging 13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in NU's contests against No. 25 Indiana and No. 6 Michigan State. The 6-foot-9 forward is second on NU's roster in scoring (14.2 ppg) and rebounding (5.4 rpg) and has reached double figures 15 times in 18 contests.
Rutgers (8-9, 1-6 Big Ten) looks to snap a three-game losing streak following a 65-57 loss to Northwestern on Friday night. Freshman Montez Mathis led Rutgers with 16 points, while sophomore Geo Baker had 12 points and four assists, but Rutgers shot just 39 percent against the Wildcats. Rutgers has been much improved this season with wins over Miami and nationally ranked Ohio State.