Nebraska, the sole team atop of the Big Ten standings, will host Northwestern at home on Sunday afternoon.
The Huskers (9-6, 3-0 Big Ten) are on a four-game win streak and 3-0 in conference play for the first time in 41 years.
Northwestern (12-4, 1-2) comes into the game on a two-game losing streak, with losses against Minnesota and Michigan State.
Here’s how to catch the action:
Nebraska vs. Northwestern game time, details
Time: 1:15 p.m. CT/2:15 p.m. ET
Date: Sunday, Jan. 8
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb.
Spread: Northwestern minus-1
Which TV channel is Nebraska vs. Northwestern on
The game will be broadcast on BTN.
How can I watch Nebraska vs. Northwestern online?
BTN2G0 will stream the game.
How can I listen to Nebraska vs. Northwestern on the radio?
KLIN (1400-AM) in Lincoln, KXSP (590-AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880-AM) in Lexington.
Nebraska vs. Northwestern keys to the game
Ride this wave
The inexplicable rise of Nebraska is something many cannot explain quite yet.
Nebraska’s three conference victories have come against Indiana, Maryland and Iowa, three legitimately good teams. The Huskers are defending out of their minds, making shots and eliminating inefficient plays.
A win Sunday and Nebraska’s season could shift into a discussion about what the Huskers need to do to make the NCAA Tournament again, which is something that was unthinkable two weeks ago.
Let Glynn Watson Jr. get his
Watson was a freak against Iowa.
He hit seven 3s, making shots in regulation and both overtimes that gave the Huskers a chance to ultimately beat the Hawkeyes in double overtimes. He finished with 34 points. The sophomore point guard has a great sense of when he needs to score, and when he needs to make a play, and he’s one of the main reasons why Nebraska’s on this four-game win streak.
His teammates occasionally need get out of his way and just let him go 1-on-1. It’s not a great offensive philosophy, but it works.
Run, and rebound
Nebraska is scoring in the paint, and scoring in transition. Turnovers turn into layups, and missed layups turn into offensive boards by Michael Jacobson or Ed Morrow. And those turn into points in the paint.
That formula has worked four straight games. Expect head coach Tim Miles and his Huskers to keep at it.