Nebraska will try to rebound from a blowout loss at Michigan State on Thursday.
The Huskers (12-15, 6-9 Big Ten) will host Illinois on Sunday and need to win for a chance to finish the Big Ten season at .500. Illinois (16-12, 6-9) will need to beat Nebraska in order to have a shot at a .500 conference mark and keep whatever slim hopes it has of making the tournament field alive.
Here’s how to catch the action:
Nebraska basketball vs. Illinois game time, details
Time: 6:36 p.m. CT
Date: Sunday, Feb. 26
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena
Which TV channel broadcasts Nebraska basketball vs. Illinois?
The game will be broadcast on BTN.
How can I watch Nebraska basketball vs. Illinois online?
BTN will stream the game from BTN2Go.
How can I listen to Nebraska basketball vs. Illinois on the radio?
IMG Husker Sports Radio Network, including KLIN (1400 AM) in Lincoln, KXSP (590 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington.
Who is calling the Nebraska basketball vs. Illinois game?
Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka; analysis: Matt Davision
Nebraska basketball vs. Illinois keys to the game
After coach Tim Miles said publicly that Nebraska was headed in the right direction as a program, the Huskers proceeded to have one of their worst showings of the year at Michigan State. Now they’re on the verge of finishing below .500. For Miles’ sake, Nebraska needs to hit that .500 mark to make this season look like some sort of success.
Feed Webster, Watson
Nebraska guards Tai Webster and Glynn Watson are the Huskers’ only two consistent scorers. In the final few games, Nebraska will have to lean on them to reel off some wins.
Get Jordy Tshimanga or Ed Morrow going
Any sort of presence down low will work for Nebraska. With Morrow mostly back, and Tshimanga still playing relatively well, one of those two need to score in the paint and crash the boards to keep offensive possessions alive.