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The Huskers visit the Buckeyes and are looking for an upset

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NEBRASKA at NO. 21/19 OHIO STATE
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 14
Time: 5:30 p.m. (CT)
Location: Columbus, Ohio at Value City Arena

The 7-9 (2-3 in the Big Ten) Huskers travel to take on the ranked 21/19 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-5 overall and 1-4 in the Big Ten). Ohio State is reeling a bit after losses at Maryland and Indiana last week. Against the Hoosiers, Andre Wesson had 15 points, while Kaleb Wesson finished with 11 points and 10 boards. The Buckeyes shot just 33 percent from the floor and committed 16 turnovers which led to 16 Indiana points. Ohio State has the Big Ten’s best defense, averaging 59.4 points per game and holding opponents to 36.5 percent shooting.

Nebraska’s Cam Mack has been one of the Big Ten’s top newcomers, averaging 12.7 points, 6.8 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game, as the sophomore is third in the conference in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.5-to-1). He has raised his play in Big Ten action, averaging a conference best 9.0 assists per game and posting a 3.5-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. The 6-foot-2 sophomore guard also has four double-doubles, including the first triple-double in school history, in his first five Big Ten games.

Broadcast Info

Television: FS1
Play-by-play: Brandon Gaudin, Analyst: Jim Jackson
Streaming Video: Fox Sports App
Radio: Learfield IMG College Husker Sports Network, including 590 AM (Omaha), 1400 AM (Lincoln) and 880 AM (Lexington) Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka Analyst: Jake Muhleisen
Streaming Audio: Available on Huskers.com, Huskers App, TuneIn.com/Huskers and TuneIn App. SiriusXM (Internet): Ch. 971 XM: Ch. 381

Stats and Trivia

.458- Thorir Thorbjarnarson is third in the Big Ten in 3-point percentage entering Tuesday’s game. He is 22-of-48 from long range this season after going a combined 6-of-28 behind the 3-point stripe in his first two years.

+3.0 - Nebraska enters the weekend leading the Big Ten in turnover margin at +3.0 per game. NU has committed 12 or fewer turnovers in each of the last eight contests.

4 - Double-figure assist games for Cam Mack, which is the most by a Husker since Brian Carr had five in the 1985-86 season. Mack’s four games with 10+ assists rank sixth nationally.

6.4 - Rebounds per game for freshman Yvan Ouedraogo, which is fourth among all Big Ten freshmen. His rebounds per game is on track to be the highest by a Husker freshman since Aleks Maric grabbed 6.3 rebounds per game in 2004-05.

8 - Nebraska has had eight of its 10 eligible scholarship players reach double figures this season, a total which includes former walk-on Charlie Easley. The Huskers have three players currently averaging double figures.

50 - Returning point total from last season, all by Thorir Thorbjarnarson. That is the lowest by any power conference team since the 2009-10 season.

Go Big Red!