The Northwestern Wildcats (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten) host the Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-10, 3-4) on Thursday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Northwestern is coming off its first win in Columbus since 1977, and its fourth straight overall. Despite only shooting 37.5 percent from the field, led by off nights from Vic Law (4-13) and Bryant McIntosh (4-12), Scottie Lindsey’s 21 points and Sanjay Lumpkin’s 11 boards were enough for Northwestern to grind out a comeback win against the Buckeyes. Good free throw shooting from McIntosh, Law and Lindsey down the stretch sealed the game in the face of a pesky but inconsistent Ohio State team.
The Cornhuskers, meanwhile, come into Thursday’s matchup losers of four straight (all by single digits) after starting 3-0 in conference play, most recently conceding a loss to Rutgers in Piscataway for the Scarlet Knights’ first B1G win on the year. They could not overcome solid shooting by Rutgers and a dominant performance by Corey Sanders (25 pts, 5 reb, 4 ast). The Cornhuskers have had five days off to recover since then, and are looking to avenge a 74-66 defeat at the hands of the Wildcats earlier this season in Lincoln.
Game time: 7 p.m. CT
TV Channel: BTN
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Radio: WGN 720, WNUR 89.3, ESPN 1000, Sirius 93, XM 195
Betting line: Northwestern -10