Nebraska basketball fell to Michigan, 77-58, at Madison Square Garden in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday. Find the box score, key plays and more from the game below.
Nebraska-Michigan basketball box score
FINAL: Michigan 77, Nebraska 58 pic.twitter.com/v6fbktsYis
— Chris Bumbaca (@BOOMbaca) March 2, 2018
Nebraska-Michigan basketball live updates, score
Nebraska-Michigan basketball: Game time, information
Nebraska and Michigan play at 2:30 p.m. ET on Friday, March 2.
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Date: Friday, March 2
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York.
How can I watch the Nebraska-Michigan basketball game on TV and online?
Brian Anderson and Jon Crispin will call the game. Mike Hall is on the sideline.
How can I listen to the Nebraska-Michigan basketball game on the radio?
Nebraska and Michigan can be heard on the Husker Sports Network, including 590 AM (Omaha), 1400 AM (Lincoln) and 880 AM (Lexington). Online radio will be available at Huskers.com, on the Huskers App, and on TuneIn Radio and the TuneIn Radio App. The radio broadcast begins one hour prior to tip-off.
Kent Pavelka and Jake Muhleisen will have the call.
Nebraska-Michigan basketball preview
Nebraska (22-9, 13-5 Big Ten) makes its seventh Big Ten Tournament appearance on Friday, facing Michigan (25-7, 13-5). The Wolverines defeated Iowa, 77-71, in overtime on Thursday to advance in the Big Ten Tournament.
The Huskers are 19-40 all-time in conference tournaments, which dates back to the start of the Big Eight Tournament in 1977. Nebraska is 3-6 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament and has only reached the quarterfinals three times, which includes this season. The Huskers’ only conference tournament title was in 1994, as members of the Big Eight. Nebraska defeated Oklahoma, No. 3 Missouri and No. 23 Oklahoma State to win the Big Eight title.
Nebraska and Michigan last met on Jan. 18 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. The Wolverines were ranked No. 23 nationally prior to the meeting. The Huskers defeated Michigan 72-52 in impressive fashion.
Despite having defeated Michigan once already, Nebraska is looking to boost its resume for consideration in the NCAA Tournament. A second win over the Wolverines would be very beneficial in making that happen. BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart noted on Thursday that the matchup will provide the opportunity Nebraska needs to make its case on Selection Sunday.
Michigan comes into the matchup as the defending Big Ten Tournament champion. The Wolverines have also won their last six games, which includes the overtime win over Iowa on Thursday.
While Tim Miles has yet to coach a game in Madison Square Garden, the Huskers are more than familiar with the arena and New York City. Nebraska is 3-3 all-time in Madison Square Garden, having won the last three games at MSG.
The Huskers have also been to NYC for the NIT, making four NIT appearances at the tournament (1967, 1983, 1987 and 1996). Nebraska also won the 1996 NIT, defeating St. Joseph’s 60-56 in the title game.
One current Nebraska player — Isaac Copeland — has played at Madison Square Garden. Copeland played in three Big East Tournament games during his tenure at Georgetown (2015-16). He averaged 8.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in those contests.
As for Copeland with Nebraska, he was recently honored alongside teammate James Palmer Jr. Both players were honored Monday as the All-Big Ten team was announced. Palmer received first-team All-Big Ten honors from the league’s coaches, and second-team accolades from the media. Copeland received honorable-mention honors from both the coaches and media.