The Husker men's basketball team hits the road Saturday afternoon, as they travel to Champaign, Ill. to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini.
Tipoff at the State Farm Center is set for 1:15 p.m. and Saturday's game will be televised nationally on BTN with Brandon Gaudin and Shon Morris on the call. The matchup 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 (13-8, 3-7 Big Ten) look to return to their winning ways after dropping four straight, including a 62-51 loss to No. 24 Wisconsin on Tuesday night. Despite shooting a season-low 28 percent, the Huskers were still in position to win down the strech after overcoming a 14-point first-half deficit. NU led 40-37 after a Thomas Allen 3-pointer with 12 minutes left, but the Badgers went on an 18-4 run to seal the win.
One bright spot for the Huskers was the performance of junior Isaiah Roby, who nearly posted a double-double with 18 points and nine rebounds, along with three assists and two blocked shots. Roby has played solid basketball over the last month, averaging 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game in that stretch, and will be counted on following the season-ending injury to Isaac Copeland Jr.
The Huskers head to Illinois looking to complete a season sweep after winning 75-60 in the Big Ten opener on Dec. 2.
Illinois (6-15, 2-8 Big Ten) looks to bounce back from an 86-75 loss at Minnesota on Wednesday evening. The Illini received a strong performance from Trent Frazier in a losing effort, as he scored a game-high 30 points on 10-of-14 shooting, including 5-of-9 from 3-point range, to lead three Fighting Illini players in double figures.
Frazier leads a young Illinois squad at 14.8 points per game, while freshmen Ayo Dosunmu (13.8 ppg) and Giorgi Bezhanishvili (11.1 ppg) both average double figures.