Nebraska Basketball: Men vs Northwestern, Women vs Michigan State

David McGee
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Northwestern - currently at .500 in conference at 5-5 and they have won three conference road games in a row since 1950. Nebraska sits at 3-6 in conference and can't win a road game to save their life.

GOOD THING THIS IS ON TV!!!! (That's not being snarky. I like watching our basketball team. I just wish they could win a road game.)

Tipoff Time: 12:02 p.m. (CT)
Venue: Welsh-Ryan Arena
Capacity: 8,117

Nebraska Cornhuskers
2013-14 Record: 11-10, 3-6 Big Ten
Head coach: Tim Miles
Record at Nebraska: 26-28 (2nd year)
Career Record: 309-248 (19th year)

Northwestern Wildcats
2013-14 Record: 12-11, 5-5 Big Ten
Head Coach: Chris Collins
Record at Northwestern: 12-11 (1st year)
Career Record: Same

Television: ESPNU
(DirecTV Ch. 208, Dish Ch. 141, Ch. 235 on Time Warner Cable; Ch. 220 on Cox Cable)
Play by Play: Mike Couzens
Expert Analysis: Darrin Horn

Online: WatchESPN app on android and iOS devices

Radio: IMG Husker Sports Radio Network, including KLIN (1400 AM/94.5 FM) in Lincoln, KFAB (1110 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington.

Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka
Expert Analysis: Matt Davison

Internet Radio/Stats: Free on

Satellite Radio (Northwestern Feed): Sirius Ch. 136, XM Ch. 192

Scouting Northwestern From UNL Athletic Department:

Northwestern comes into Saturday's game with a 12-11 record and 5-5 in the Big Ten following a pair of road wins last week at Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Wildcats are led by Chris Collins, who spent the last 13 seasons at Duke under Hall of Fame Coach Mike Krzyzewski before taking the Northwestern job last spring.

Northwestern, which returned four starters and eight letterwinners from 2012-13, got off to a slow start, going 7-9 including three straight losses in Big Ten play before righting the ship over the last month. The Wildcats have been exceptional defensively, holding six of their last seven foes to 60 points or less, including 43 by Illinois and 47 by Indiana in a 54-47 win in Assembly Hall in Bloomington.

Fifth-year senior Drew Crawford has been the catalyst for the Wildcats, as he leads the team in scoring (16.3) and rebounding (6.8) per game. He had 30 points in a win at Wisconsin last week and ranks among the top 10 in the Big Ten in both scoring and rebounding. Northwestern has relied on its length since an injury to Dave Sobolewski in early January forced the Wildcats to adjust. JerShon Cobb has been solid for the Wildcats at the point, averaging 11.4 points per game and dishing out 50 assists. Sophomore Tre Demps gives Northwestern another outside scorer as he averages 10.7 points per game off the bench while shooting 35 percent from 3-point range. Sophomore Alex Olah mans the interior with 8.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while blocking nearly two shots a contest.

Nebraska Women vs Michigan State

This is a fairly big game between two ranked teams. Michigan State and Penn State are tied (8-2) at the top of the Big Ten standings. Nebraska is in third. A loss today to the Spartans would hurt Nebraska's chances of making it back to the top, and the Huskers need the revenge for the butt-kicking Sparty handed them when the two teams met at East Lansing earlier this season.

#22/#21 Nebraska Cornhuskers (16-5 Overall, 6-3 Big Ten) vs. #24/RV Michigan State Spartans (16-7 Overall, 8-2 Big Ten)

Tipoff: 2 p.m. (Central)
Venue: Pinnacle Bank Arena (Lincoln, Neb.)
Television: BTN
Play By Play: Lisa Byington
Expert Analysis: Stephanie White
Radio: 25-Station IMG College Husker Sports Network (PBP-Matt Coatney; Analyst-Jeff Griesch) 107.3 FM KBBK-Lincoln; 93.3 FM KFFF-Omaha

Free Live Audio:

Special Event: American Red Cross Appreciation Day

Nebraska Cornhuskers (16-5, 6-3 Big Ten)
3 - Hailie Sample - 6-1 - Jr. - F - 6.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg
23 - Emily Cady - 6-2 - Jr. - F - 13.5 ppg, 9.4 rpg
35 - Jordan Hooper - 6-2 - Sr. - F - 19.4 ppg, 9.8 rpg
33 - Rachel Theriot - 6-0 - So. - G - 12.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg
1 - Tear'a Laudermill - 5-9 - Jr. - G - 11.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg
Off the Bench
13 - Brandi Jeffery - 5-7 - Jr - G - 4.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg
22 - Allie Havers - 6-5 - Fr. - C - 3.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg
21 - Sadie Murren - 5-8 - So. - G - 3.1 ppg, 1.3 rpg
10 - Hannah Tvrdy - 5-9 - Fr. - G - 1.6 ppg, 0.5 rpg
11 - Esther Ramacieri - 5-8 - Fr. - G - 0.1 ppg, 0.5 rpg
Head Coach: Connie Yori (Creighton, 1986)
12th Season at NU (231-140); 24th Season Overall (426-280)

Michigan State Spartans (16-7, 8-2 Big Ten)
11 - Annalise Pickrel - 6-3 - Sr. - F - 12.9 ppg, 7.2 rpg
23 - Aeriel Powers - 6-0 - RFr. - F - 13.3 ppg, 7.8 rpg
52 - Becca Mills - 6-4 - Jr. - F - 9.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg
1 - Tori Jankoska - 5-8 - Fr. - G - 12.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg
21 - Klarissa Bell - 5-11 - Sr. - G - 8.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg
Off the Bench
0 - Kiana Johnson - 5-7 - Jr. - G - 8.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg
10 - Branndais Agee - 5-11 - RFr. - G - 5.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg
4 - Jasmine Hines - 6-3 - Jr. - C - 3.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg
40 - Madison Williams - 6-7 - RJr. - C - 2.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg
2 - Cara Miller - 6-1 - So. - G - 2.1 ppg, 1.0 rpg
Head Coach: Suzy Merchant (Central Michigan, 1991)
Seventh Season at MSU (156-69); 19th Season Overall (357-189)

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