After tallying a Big Ten best 98 points in a victory over Iowa Nebraska has a quick turnaround with a visit to Wisconsin. The Huskers have won four of their last five and one of the reasons is the play of junior guard James Palmer Junior, who has averaged 24 and a half points during that stretch.
“I believed James had this kind of talent”, said Nebraska coach Tim Miles. “When James shows up and plays hard and focused he always plays great. His mentality is what has impressed me the most.”
Nebraska (16-8, 7-4 Big Ten) enters the week in fourth place in the Big Ten race following a 98-84 win over Iowa on Saturday night. The Huskers shot 58 percent from the field, including 11-of-19 from 3-point range, and put up its highest point total in a conference game since 2002.
The Badgers (10-12, 3-6 Big Ten) have been through a tough part of their schedule, playing five of the last six games on the road, including a 76-61 loss at Michigan State on Friday. Wisconsin has played just three of its first nine Big Ten games at home.
Tipoff from the Kohl Center is set for 8 p.m. and the tilt between the Huskers and Badgers will be televised nationally on BTN with Brian Anderson and Stephen Bardo on the call.