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The “Out D The Cornhuskers” Game Thread: Nebraska At Rutgers

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at Rutgers Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

How To Watch & Listen

Nebraska (14-8; 5-4) At Rutgers (12-9; 2-6)

Where: The RAC (capacity 8,000)

Tip-off: Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Brandon Gaudin and Stephen Bardo

Stream: BTN2GO

Radio: WCTC 1450 AM, WOR 710 AM, Sirius/XM channel 81 - Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #121; Nebraska #65

(Note: Rutgers regressed five spots since the 15 point loss at Michigan)

KenPom Prediction: Nebraska 63 Rutgers 62; Rutgers has an 47% chance to win

Vegas Line: Opened Nebraska -1, as of noon on 1/24 it’s now Rutgers -1.5

Series History: Nebraska leads the all-time series 5-3, but Rutgers won the most recent meeting at the RAC last season.

SB Nation Nebraska site: Corn Nation

Rutgers has a major opportunity in the friendly confines of the RAC tonight against a better than expected Nebraska team. Both teams thrive on the defensive end, so it should be a tough, low scoring battle. The lower scoring a game, the better the chances for Rutgers to win. The Scarlet Knights are 6-0 when holding opponents under 59 points and Nebraska is 2-6 when they score less than 70 points. Containing Huskers star James Parker Jr. will go a long way into determining how effective Nebraska is on the offensive end.

For Rutgers to gain more respect and move up the Big Ten standings, they need to protect their home court. They are 2-2 in league play at the RAC so far this season, so it would be a huge win tonight if they can pull it out.

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