After defeating a ranked team for the second time in three games, Northwestern takes their 5-1 road record to Nebraska. The Wildcats are coming off a 55-48 victory at home against Minnesota Wednesday night.
Jared Swopshire had 16 points and eight rebounds and the backcourt duo of Senior Reggie Hearn and Sophomore Tre’ Demps continued their solid play. Heard finished with 16 points, five rebounds and two steals and Demps had ten as the Wildcats outscored the Golden Gophers by ten in the second half to pull their Big Ten record to 3-4.
Northwestern was able to overcome a 43-23 rebounding deficit by playing outstanding defense. Minnesota shot just 33 percent from the floor and 26 percent from beyond the arc.
Northwestern will be traveling to Lincoln for the first time in 37 years. Northwestern won by ten in Evanston last year. David Sobolewski had one his best games as a freshman last season against the Cornhuskers. He finished with 15 points, six rebounds and five assists. He also connected on three of his seven three point attempts.
Nebraska comes in with a 1-6 record in Big Ten play. Their only win was against 0-7 Penn State. It should be a deliberate, low scoring game. Both teams are near the bottom in most of the offensive statistical categories. Nebraska shoots only 41 percent from the floor and 29 percent on three point attempts.
Nebraska is led by Senior Guard Dylan Talley. He averages 13.1 PPG, 5.4 RPG and 2.7 APG. Senior Forward Brian Ubel could give the Wildcats trouble inside. He averages 11.9 PPG and 6.7 RPG.
Northwestern and Nebraska tipoff at 2pm on ESPNU and WGN Radio.