This is a big game for Nebraska basketball.
Nebraska basketball is set to take on Ohio State on Tuesday evening in what is a crucial game for both teams. Ohio State is trying to snap a four-game losing streak while Nebraska is looking to bounce back from a loss to Northwestern on Saturday.
In their last game, Ohio State lost to Indiana by a 66-54 score. Andre Wesson led the charge in the scoring department for the Buckeyes. He scored 15 points on five-of-nine shooting. He also shot three-of-six from behind the arc and contributed seven rebounds.
Kaleb Wesson also did his part. In 35 minutes of play, he went three-of-11 from the field and two-of-four from beyond the arc. The efficiency wasn’t there, but he made up for it in the rebounding department. He grabbed 10 on the evening and scored 11 points in total.
Nebraska just could not get things going against Northwestern on Saturday. In what was a tale of two halves, they struggled in the first half. Things picked up in the second half, but by then it was too late. Cam Mack certainly did his part to try and keep the team in it. He scored 11 points on four-of-13 shooting. He also went two-of-five from the free-throw line. Nevertheless, it was not enough to carry Nebraska to victory.
In the latest Kenpom rankings, Ohio State is ranked No. 7, while Nebraska sits at No. 131. To say this game will be a challenge would be an understatement. The team will certainly have its work cut out for them.
Game 17: Nebraska vs Ohio State
When: 5:30 p.m. CST
Where: Value City Arena at the Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: BTN 2 Go
Key to the Game
For Nebraska, the key to the game will be to limit the three-point shots for the Buckeyes. They are first in the conference in field goals made from beyond the arc. In 16 games they have made 140-of-371 attempts. That equals a. 377 three-point field goal percentage. Nebraska will definitely have to rotate on defense and make sure they don’t allow much space for Ohio State’s shooters. Otherwise, it could be a long evening.