Nebraska at No. 3 Kansas
WHEN/WHERE: 2:15 p.m., Saturday, Allen Fieldhouse.
TV/RADIO: ESPN; KCSP (610 AM).
P No. NEBRASKA Ht. Yr. Ppg.
F 12 Michael Jacobson 6-9 Soph. 6.1
F 30 Ed Morrow 6-7 Soph. 10.1
F 10 Jack McVeigh 6-8 Soph. 8.7
G 00 Tai Webster 6-4 Sr. 17.2
G 5 Glynn Watson 6-0 Soph. 13.2
P No. Kansas Ht. Yr. Ppg.
F 35 Udoka Azubuike 7-0 Fr. 4.8 ppg
G 2 Lagerald Vick 6-5 Soph. 9.8
G 00 Frank Mason 5-11 Sr. 20.8
G 4 Devonté Graham 6-2 Jr. 13.7
G 11 Josh Jackson 6-8 Fr. 14.6
ABOUT NEBRASKA (5-4): Nebraska fell to No. 10-ranked Creighton, 77-62, on Wednesday in Lincoln, Neb. Creighton led by one point at halftime. NU hit 3 of 22 threes vs. Creighton. For the year the Huskers have made 52 of 176 threes for 29.5 percent. NU averages 68.3 ppg off 41.2 percent shooting while allowing 64.1 ppg off 40.7 percent shooting. This marks the first time in history NU will play back-to-back games against teams ranked in the top 10. The Huskers are 4-15 all-time vs. No. 3 ranked teams. Senior guard Tai Webster has scored in double figures in 10 straight games. He had 20 points versus Creighton. Webster had a career-high nine assists against South Dakota and followed it with four versus Creighton. Forward Ed Morrow had 13 rebounds against Creighton, most of any Husker in the five-year Tim Miles era. Miles is 0-1 against KU. His Colorado State team lost to the Jayhawks, 76-55, on Dec. 11, 2010, in Sprint Center. Nebraska has 22 victories in program history against teams in the top 10 — most recent against Wisconsin on March 9, 2014. NU has seven freshmen and sophomores in the team’s current 10-man rotation. The Huskers have lost to Creighton, UCLA (82-71), Virginia Tech (66-53) and Clemson (60-58). Forward Jack McVeigh attended the Australian Institute of Sport, a program which has produced numerous NBA players, as well as former Husker Olympian Aleks Maric.
ABOUT KANSAS (8-1): The Jayhawks, who have won 45 straight games in Allen Fieldhouse, are coming off Tuesday’s 105-62 win over UMKC. A KU victory would be its 750th all-time in Allen Fieldhouse, which opened in 1955. KU is 749-109 in the building including a 211-9 mark under coach Bill Self. Self is 19-1 overall versus Nebraska including a 17-1 mark as KU coach. KU has averaged 13.5 threes made in the last four games (54 of 96, .563). KU is averaging 8.0 steals per game in the last six games. The Jayhawks’ margin of victory has been 25.4 in the last seven games. The Jayhawks lead the Big 12 in three-point field-goal percentage (42.9) and threes made (9.3 per game). KU ranks in the upper half in the league in scoring offense (third at 87.8 ppg), scoring margin (fourth at plus-19.6), field-goal percentage (second at 52.1), rebounding (second at 41.2), rebound margin (second at plus-7.8), blocked shots (second at 5.6), assists (second at 18.8). Devonté Graham has 46 assists to 15 turnovers; Frank Mason 48 assists against 21 turnovers. Josh Jackson is averaging 16.0 ppg in his last two games. Lagerald Vick has made 20 of 25 shots the last four games. Udoka Azubuike has a team-best 14 blocked shots, including five in the last two games.