When Nebraska visits Michigan Saturday the Huskers will be without sophomore forward Ed Morrow Jr. The Chicago native is out indefinitely with a foot injury. Morrow is averaging 10 points and eight rebounds per game.
“What Ed brings to the table you don’t automatically replace”, said Nebraska coach Tim Miles. “As a team we have to do other things better because really nobody can replicate what Ed brings to the table.”
While the Husker frontcourt will be short-handed, Nebraska will rely on its backcourt, as both Tai Webster (17.7 ppg) and Glynn Watson Jr. (14.6 ppg) are both among the Big Ten scoring leaders entering this weekend’s games.
The Huskers are 3-1 in the league race and face a Michigan team that at 1-3 is looking to snap a two-game losing streak.
“When I look at the standings I think everybody should feel desperate”, added Miles. “Heck we have got two road wins and I feel desperate. I think it is across the board.”
Tipoff at Crisler Center is set for 1:00 p.m. The game will be carried by the Big Ten Network.