Nebraska coach Tim Miles says Jordy Tshimanga may see action when the Huskers host 23rd ranked Michigan. The sophomore has returned after leaving the team a week ago with the intention of transferring. He missed the last two games.
“Certainly those guys that have been with us are going to get a crack first but I would not be surprised if we played Jordy”, said Miles. “There is no sense not to. I believe in Jordy. I think he can help our team and that is what matters most.”
Nebraska (13-7, 4-3 Big Ten) come into Thursday’s game as winners of six of their last eight games following the 64-63 win over Illinois on Monday evening. James Palmer Jr. provided the heroics, hitting a 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds left to cap a 24-point performance. In fact, Nebraska’s last two games have gone down to the final three seconds, as the Huskers lost at Penn State in the final 2.7 seconds of overtime.
The Huskers will face one of the hottest teams in the Big Ten, as Michigan (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten) comes to Lincoln as winners of nine of their last 10 games, including a 10-point win at then No. 4 Michigan State last Saturday.
The Wolverines, who are ranked 23rd in this week’s AP poll, are coming off a 68-67 win over Maryland on Monday. The Wolverines needed two free throws from Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman with 1.2 seconds left to escape with the win. Michigan features its 1-2 punch of Moritz Wagner (14.9 ppg, 7.2 rpg) and Charles Matthews (14.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg).