Nebraska begins the stretch run of the basketball season with a visit to Minnesota. The Huskers are 8-4 in the Big Ten and have been idle since a January 29th win at Wisconsin and coach Tim Miles is concerned about the layoff.
“So if it works against we have got to minimize that as soon as possible but it really won’t matter until you get out there and get punched in the face”, said Miles. “It’s another road game in a difficult environment to win in and hopefully we will get off to a quick start.”
Since an overtime loss at Penn State, the Huskers have won five of their last six, and James Palmer Jr. has played at an All-Big Ten level. The 6-foot-6 junior is averaging 25.2 points per game in that span, shooting 51 percent from the field and 80 percent from the line while also chipping in 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
The Huskers will be seeking their first win in Williams Arena in 15 years Tuesday night against the Golden Gophers (14-11, 3-9 Big Ten). Minnesota, which was ranked as high as 12th in the country in December, has struggled of late, losing eight of its last nine games since a 13-3 start. The Golden Gophers pushed No. 24 Michigan to overtime before falling 76-73 in Ann Arbor on Saturday.