Preview: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Maryland Terrapins 2/13/18

The Nebraska Cornhuskers (19-8, 10-4 B1G) are back in action on Tuesday night, when they will host the Maryland Terrapins (17-10, 6-8 B1G).

Tipoff Time

6:00 PM Central

Location

Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska

Projected Starting Lineups

Nebraska: Glynn Watson, Anton Gill, James Palmer, Isaac Copeland, Isaiah Roby

Maryland: Anthony Cowan, Darryl Morsell, Dion Wiley, Kevin Huerter. Bruno Fernando

Something to Watch

Nebraska: Glynn Watson needs just seven points tonight to become the 29th Nebraska player to reach 1,000 career points. Watson would be the fourth player under Tim Miles to do so. Isiah Roby who is averaging under ten points per game can be a factor tonight because he is averaging 10.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game over his last five performances. Finally, look for Isaac Copeland to step up his defensive game tonight. Maryland’s 6-10 Bruno Fernando at the center can be a big inside scoring threat at times and averages 9.4 points per game. He single handily almost led the Terrapins to an upset of then No. 3-ranked Purdue with 20 points on 8-12 shooting. Minimizing his production is a big key.

Maryland: Anthony Cowan would be the Terrapins best player, who is averaging 16.2 points, 5.0 assists, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game. Cowan shoots around 40 percent from the field and three, so he should not be taken lightly. Kevin Huerter can also be a scoring threat, mainly from deep, shooting 44 percent from there while pacing Maryland with 14.8 points per game.

The Last Five Games

Nebraska is a perfect 5-0 in their previous five games:

  • February 10th: Win vs Rutgers (67-55)
  • February 6th: Win at Minnesota (91-85)
  • January 29th: Win at Wisconsin (74-63)
  • January 27th: Win vs Iowa (98-84)
  • January 24th: Win at Rutgers (60-54)

Maryland is just 2-3 in their previous five games:

  • February 10th: Win vs Northwestern (73-57)
  • February 7th: Loss at Penn State (70-74)
  • February 4th: Win vs Wisconsin (68-63)
  • January 31st: Loss at Purdue (67-75)
  • January 28th: Loss vs Michigan State (68-74)

Television

Big Ten Network: Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Robbie Hummel (analyst)

Radio

Husker Sports Network: Kent Pavelka (play-by-play), Jake Muhleisen (analyst)

Local Radio Listings

590 AM (Omaha), 1400 AM (Lincoln) and 880 AM (Lexington)

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