Creighton University Bluejays
Nebraska and Creighton met Saturday night for the second time this season, with Creighton holding a 27-26 lead. Nebraska had to make a quick turnaround after the non-conference action ended, as the Huskers traveled to Omaha on Friday night for the final home game of the season against the Blue Jays.
The Huskers were one of three programs nationally that signed a three-year contract extension with the University of Nebraska-Omaha worth $1.5 million. The proceeds from the season - a long campaign supporting Husker students - will help athletes and allow Nebraska Athletics to support areas that are desperately needed at a difficult time. The Nebraska Basketball Fan Clips are only $55, and fans can follow the action across the state of Iowa and Nebraska on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Instagram with @ NebraskaBasketball, Jake Muhleisen and @ NUHuskiesHuskers, as well as on Twitter and Facebook. The Nebraska vs. Creighton Blue Jays basketball game on Saturday night is scheduled for 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN2, with a pre-game show on the Big Ten Network and a postgame broadcast on KU-TV.husker fans will have the chance to buy their clip and receive a free ticket to the game by purchasing a Nebraska football ticket or a Nebraska hockey ticket.
A win for the Bluejays gives the Musketeers their first back-to-back wins since the 2010-11 season. Creighton enters this game as one of the best offensive teams in the Big East, averaging the second-most points per game (17.5) and second-most rebounds (6.1) and a - the - top offensive - team - .500. Friday's match-up features the first of two meetings between the two teams this season, with tip-off scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Cintas Center, with both games to be broadcast on FloHoops and BEDN.
Nebraska's three-point attempts against Nevada were the only game record to break Kansas' 38 mark in 2002. Creighton leads the Big East in assists per game (3.2) and ranks 32nd in the NCAA in rebounds (6.1) and steals (1.5).
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The Huskers go into the encounter in Creighton in 16th place, in points per game (14.5), in rebounds (1.8) and assists (2.7), leading the Big Five overall. Ten. NU opens Big Ten play on the road at Michigan State before heading home to face a Michigan team that has been one of the most dominant teams in college basketball in recent years.
Xavier grabbed 56 rebounds against Wofford on December 13 and had 22 steals against Detroit Mercy. The freshman guard leads the BIG EAST in stolen yards per game (2.5), while it ranks second in total steals (18.0).
The Huskers are turning their attention to a Creighton team that is 3-1 on the season and ranked eighth in the AP poll this week. Berger contributed 19 points in the Big East Tournament title game against Wichita State on December 13 and led Creighton to an 80-72 victory in front of a sold-out crowd of 7,826 at CenturyLink Center. The road to the title game for Creinton was as tight as in recent years as Wichita State advanced The victory was the eighth over Creille this season (11-3). The Huskers' well-manned coverage and offensively successful play benefited not only Berger's play, but the rest of the team as well.
Mahoney is also one of five players to average double-digits this season. Lambert's overall shooting rate is up seven percent from last season, while the Minnesota guard has a career high 12.5 points per game in 2017. Nebraska is in the top half of the Big Ten in assists and ranked 14th in that category a year ago.
ISU has won 16 consecutive games, its highest since the 2005-06 season and the second-longest streak since ISU began. McGowens was listed as a five-star recruit and is a consensus-worthy top-25 international. He is the highest-ranked recruit Nebraska has signed since the current national recruiting pages began nearly 20 years ago. The first Nebraska team in 2019 - 20 to lead the Big Ten in scoring and in the top 10 in points per game - to average per game.
The Bluejays have returned to the postseason since the 1981 NCAA tournament and continue to win at a high level. After a 29-6 success in the 2011-12 season, the Jays won four games in the region, defeating Pepperdine, Minnesota and host USC in 10-inning, 8-7. They have played some close games recently and came away with a home win against Xavier last time out. The Jays, who beat Alabama in the first round before losing to North Carolina, advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.