Fresh off a huge road upset against No. 16 Indiana, Nebraska will hit the road again Sunday, this time at Maryland.
The Terrapins (13-1) have won six straight since losing to Pittsburgh on Nov. 29.
The Cornhuskers (7-6) will need to play as well as they did Wednesday night against the Hoosiers to have a chance against Maryland in this one.
Here’s how to catch the action.
Nebraska vs. Maryland game time, details
Time: 11 a.m. CT / Noon ET tip
Date: Sunday, Jan. 1
Location: XFINITY Center, College Park, Md.
What TV channel is Nebraska-Maryland on?
It will be televised on BTN.
How can I watch Nebraska-Maryland online?
It can be watched online via BTN2Go.
How can I listen to Nebraska-Maryland on the radio?
You can listen on Sirius/XM channel 80. You can also listen to it on KLIN (1400 AM) in Lincoln, KXSP (590 AM) in Omaha.
Nebraska vs. Maryland keys to the game
Keep the momentum
With back-to-back wins after a three-game losing streak, Nebraska is back above .500. Momentum after the win against Indiana on the road, which snapped the Hoosiers’ 26-game home winning streak, is a huge opportunity for Nebraska.
With that win already under its belt, Nebraska now knows the formula that works for them: attack the rim, drive and kick for 3, and attack the offensive boards like crazy.
Nebraska can’t let the Indiana win go to waste, and needs to ride this wave of momentum for as long as it can.
Get Isaiah Roby and Jordy Tshimanga going early
Something else the Huskers saw in the Indiana win: for the first time all season, Roby and Tshimanga, both freshmen, played well at the same time. Calling it a huge relief for Nebraska coach Tim Miles would be an understatement.
With junior Anton Gill now out for the season with a knee injury, Roby’s role on the wing will only intensify. He played up to his potential against Indiana, and will need to become a consistent scorer for Nebraska going forward.
Attack the rim
That’s what works for Nebraska. When the Huskers outscored Kansas by three points in the second half on the road three weeks ago, they drove the ball every chance they got. The same thing happened against Indiana, and it turned into a victory.
Nebraska is not a good jump-shooting team. It won’t beat teams from beyond the arc. What the Huskers can do, though, is drive and kick, but then finish at the rim. If they do that, the lack of experience on the floor won’t matter.