Husker Gamethread: Basketball vs. Creighton / NFL Games

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Tipoff: 4:05pm CST Location: Century Link Center - Omaha, NE

Television: National-none | KMTV Channel 3 (Omaha)

Live Stats and Internet Radio: Huskers.com

Radio: IMG Husker Sports Network | KLIN 1400 in Lincoln - KFAB 1110 in Omaha - KRVN 880 in Lexington

Play by play - Kent Pavelka Color - Matt Davison

Nebraska has dropped 2 of the last 3 games, and has a big task today. Creighton is ranked #22 in the country, and while Nebraska is certainly capable of taking them down a notch...this game is in Omaha. The home team has traditionally held the advantage in this series, but hopefully the Huskers can put together a complete game and knock the Bluejays off of their MVC perch.

This one is not only for state bragging rights. For Nebraska, it's a chance to get back on track.

(Note: Andre Almeida is expected to miss the rest of the season due to his foot injury.)

Game Notes:

-Nebraska went to the free throw line just 4 times in their last game, a 55-53 loss to Wake Forest. The four attempts was the lowest game total since Doc Sadler's first season, where the Huskers shot just 3 free throws in a loss to Texas A+M.

-Nebraska was one of the top 3pt shooting teams in the Big Ten entering the Wake Forest game, and subsequently went just 6-22 from behind the arc. One of the obvious keys to losing that game.

-The last time either Creighton or Nebraska won an away game in this series was back in 2004, when Nebraska posted a 71-70 win in the NIT Tournament.

-Nebraska brings the Big Ten's 2nd ranked team in defensive rebounding into the game today, while Creighton is ranked 2nd in the MVC in offensive rebounds. (Gamebreaker Stat) The team that can control the defensive glass will have a great shot at winning this game today.

-Creighton's Doug McDermott leads the MVC in scoring with over 23 ppg. Bo Spencer leads the Huskers with a 15.5 ppg average.

-While the Bluejays currently hold a higher RPI and SOS rank than Nebraska, the Huskers are projected to have the country's 9th most difficult schedule after making their run through the Big Ten.

-Creighton ranks #1 in the MVC in turnover ratio. (+1.9), while Nebraska has issues yet again with holding on to the ball. The Huskers rank last in the Big Ten with a -1.33 ratio. (Gamebreaker Stat)- The Bluejays shouldn't suffer much if they give the ball away, due to their ability to score points. Nebraska on the other hand, will need to have one of it's best games of the season in terms of ball handling. More than 12 turnovers for Nebraska will spell doom for the Big Red troday.)

Come on board to cheer on the Huskers to a big win in Omaha today! We've also got NFL games and the BCS stuff to discuss. So if you're sitting around on a Sunday, log in and join the conversation! GBR!!

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