7:30 p.m. at Nebraska • Pinnacle Bank Arena • BTN, 1500-AM
Gophers (12-7, 1-5) at a glance: The Gophers ended their 0-5 conference start — the program’s worst since the 2005-06 season — with an 89-80 victory over Rutgers on Saturday. The Scarlet Knights shot 57.1 percent in the second half, but previously slumping senior G Andre Hollins carried Minnesota with 31 points, the second-highest total of his career and the most he’s scored since his sophomore season. The Gophers also had just eight turnovers, their lowest total of the conference slate, and scored 26 points off of Rutgers’ 19 miscues. F Carlos Morris is averaging 16 points over the past three games.
Nebraska (10-7, 2-3) at a glance: The Cornhuskers were within four points of then-No. 7 Wisconsin with 16:30 left on Thursday in Madison, but a 13-0 Badgers’ run eradicated any hope of an upset. Nebraska lost 70-55 in what coach Tim Miles called his team’s worst defensive performance. Before the loss, Nebraska had put together a two-game winning streak against Rutgers and Illinois at home, where the Huskers are 2-1 in conference play. Terran Petteway is the Big Ten’s second-best scorer with 19.4 points per game, and Shavon Shields adds 16.5 points and 6.6 rebounds. Nebraska has the second-best three-point defense in the league, allowing opponents to shoot just 29.1 percent from beyond the arc.