After nearly pulling off a win Wednesday night in Manhattan, Kansas against the Kansas State Wildcats, the Huskers are back at the Devaney Center for a game tonight against the Missouri Tigers. This will be the first game this month where Nebraska has not faced a ranked opponent.
Nebraska will be trying to take some of what happened on Wednesday night on the road, and bring that back home against Missouri. Against Kansas State, the Cornhuskers would lead by 10 points twice during the first half, and also led by as many as nine in the second. The game would actually be tied with about 30 seconds left, before the Wildcats were able to escape with the win.
14 could be a good number for the Cornhuskers today. That is how many shots they hit from behind the arch on Wednesday. That is the fourth highest number of three point shots they scored since joining the Big 12. It will take shooting like that to take out a Missouri team looking for its 20th win of the season.
The Tigers come into Lincoln after beating number 17 Texas at home on Wednesday night. Mizzou is now 19-7 on the season and 7-3 in conference play. They currently are in a third place tie in the Big 12 standings. The Tigers have won three of their last four games, with the loss coming one week ago on the road at number 24 Baylor.
This will be the 216th time these two teams have met on the basketball court. Nebraska does have a home court record advantage of 54-40 against Mizzou. The Tigers have beaten the Huskers already once this season. The Tigers used a 15-1 in the second half, along with the energy from a sold out Mizzou Arena to win 70-53.
The Tigers and the Cornhuskers will tip off at 5:05 this evening.