The Nebraska basketball team gets its second opportunity this week to knock off a ranked foe on the road on Saturday afternoon, as the Huskers head to Lawrence, Kan., for a matchup with the third-ranked Jayhawks.
Saturday’s 1:05 p.m. game will be nationally televised on ESPNU.
The Huskers (13-3, 1-1 Big 12) saw their 11-game win streak snapped Wednesday night in a 77-69 loss at No. 15 Missouri despite a season-high 17 points from junior forward Toney McCray.
The Tiger win Wednesday night snapped Nebraska’s longest win streak since 1993-94, and marked the first time in 16 contests that Nebraska, which is in the top three nationally in field goal percentage defense and points allowed per game, gave up more than 70 points.
If Nebraska is going to pull out a win on Saturday, they will need another strong performance from senior Lance Jeter.
The Beaver Falls, Pa., native has provided a steady hand for the Huskers, averaging 10.0 points per game while ranking among the Big 12 leaders in both assists (4.2 per game) and steals (2.1 per game).
He leads the Big 12 in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.68-to-1) and committed just one turnover in 31 minutes against Missouri’s full-court pressure on Wednesday. In Nebraska’s two Big 12 games, he has a 6-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
The Jayhawks (16-0, 1-0 Big 12) remained one of the nation’s four remaining unbeaten teams with an 84-79 win at Iowa State on Wednesday.
Marcus Morris had 33 points on 11-of-15 shooting and 13 rebounds to place three Jayhawks in double figures. He leads KU with 16.8 points per game, while twin brother Markieff averages 13.2 points and 2.2 rebounds a contest.
The Huskers will look to snap a 14-game losing streak to the Jayhawks dating back to the 2003-04 season and collect their first win in Allen Fieldhouse since 1999.