The Nebraska men’s basketball team returns from final exams Saturday night, as the Huskers take on Alcorn State at the Devaney Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
The Huskers are 6-3 on the season and will look to match their longest win streak of the season with a win Saturday night. Nebraska comes off a strong second-half performance against TCU, when the Huskers overcame a 37-30 halftime deficit by outscoring TCU, 39-20, after halftime. Bo Spencer led Nebraska with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field, while Caleb Walker and Brandon Ubel combined for 15 points and 16 rebounds.
Ubel comes off his best week of the season, averaging 8.0 points on 50 percent shooting and 9.5 rebounds per game in the Huskers’ two wins last week. Ubel had eight rebounds in Saturday’s win, including an offensive rebound and putback which gave the Huskers the lead for good in the second half.
Nebraska’s defense has keyed the Huskers’ recent surge, as Nebraska is allowing 53.5 points per game on 38 percent shooting during its two-game win streak. In the previous four games, the Huskers allowed 69.5 points per game on 44 percent shooting by its opponents.
Alcorn State (1-7) snapped a seven-game losing streak on Tuesday night with a 106-101 double overtime victory over Pont University. The Braves, under first-year coach Luther Riley, have played a challenging schedule, taking on West Virginia, Texas A&M and Tulane over the first month of the season.