The Husker men's basketball team continues its two-game homestand on Saturday, as Nebraska hosts Northwestern on Legends Weekend. Nearly 50 former players will return to campus for this weekend's activities.
Tipoff at Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 7:45 p.m. and a limited number of returned tickets are available on Huskers.com/Tickets or at the Pinnacle Bank Arena Ticket Office beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
The matchup of the Huskers and Wildcats will be televised nationally on BTN with Kevin Kugler and Stephen Bardo 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.
The Huskers (14-11, 4-10 Big Ten) broke their seven-game losing streak in dramatic fashion, as James Palmer Jr. hit a pair of free throws with 1.1 seconds left to give the Huskers a 62-61 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday evening. Palmer finished with a game-high 24 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor and 8-of-10 shooting from the foul line for his 12th 20-point game of the season. Glynn Watson Jr. broke out of a scoring slump with 19 points - his second highest total of the year - including 11 in the second half, as Nebraska overcame an early 11-point first-half deficit. As a team, the Huskers shot 50 percent from the floor in their best shooting performance since early December. NU also averaged more than one point per possession for the second straight contest.
Northwestern (12-12, 3-10) comes to Lincoln looking to break a five-game losing streak following a 59-56 loss to Rutgers on Wednesday in Evanston. Vic Law led the Wildcats with 17 points and four assists, while A.J. Turner came off the bench for 11 points and four assists. Northwestern's last two losses have come by a total of four points, as Iowa hit a game-winning shot with 0.6 seconds left in the Hawkeyes' 80-79 win last Sunday.