It is the last test for the Nebraska basketball team until finals week, as the Huskers put their five-game win streak on the line against TCU Saturday afternoon at the Devaney Center.
The 7-2 Huskers played one of their best first halves of the season, jumping out to a 40-17 lead at the break and cruising to an 78-57 win over Alcorn State Wednesday night. Lance Jeter led four Huskers in double figures with 16 points, six assists and a career-high seven steals.
Jorge Brian Diaz (15) and Brandon Ubel (14) also set or tied season highs, as the Huskers enjoyed a commanding 44-16 advantage in points in the paint.
Jeter has been a catalyst for the Husker offense during their five-game win streak, averaging 10.6 points, 5.6 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game. More impressively, he has a 22-to-2 assist-to-turnover ratio in NU’s last four contests, helping Nebraska shoot 48 percent from the floor and average 68.2 points per game in that stretch.
The Huskers will be tested by a TCU team which has a 7-3 record and comes off an 81-77 win at Texas Tech on Wednesday night. The Horned Frogs have won four of their last five games, including wins over Houston, USC and Texas Tech, and feature one of the top players in the Mountain West Conference in junior Ronnie Moss.
The 6-foot-2 guard averages a team-best 15.0 points and 3.9 assists per game and is one of three TCU players averaging double figures.
Saturday’s game against TCU is also Red Cross Day, as Husker student-athletes and local volunteers will be collecting donations during halftime for the American Red Cross.
The Huskers and the Horned Frogs will tip off this afternoon at 1:07.