Tipoff from the Breslin Center is slated for 5:31 p.m.
The Huskers (11-8, 3-3 Big Ten) are coming off one of their best performances of the year, a 78-67 win at Illinois Saturday afternoon. Nebraska shot 53.6 percent and had four players with at least 14 points in picking up the program’s first win in Champaign since 1921.
The biggest difference for the Huskers during the three-game win streak is on the defensive end, as Nebraska has held its last three foes to a combined 38 percent shooting and out-rebounded its opponents by over 18 caroms per contest. Four Huskers are averaging at least five rebounds per game in that stretch, led by Andrew White’s 9.7 rebounds per game. In Nebraska’s first three Big Ten games, the Huskers were out-rebounded by 6.7 boards per game. If Nebraska is to pick up a second straight win in East Lansing, the Huskers will need to limit the Spartans on the boards, as the Spartans lead the Big Ten in rebounding margin at +12.5 per game.
Michigan State (16-3, 3-3 Big Ten) comes into Wednesday’s game looking to break a two-game losing streak following a 77-76 loss at Wisconsin Sunday afternoon. In that game, Denzel Valentine had 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists to pace four Spartans in double figures, but Wisconsin shot 45 percent and went 29-of-36 from the foul line.