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Rutgers (13-9; 9-9) at Nebraska (6-17; 2-14)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska

Tip-off: Monday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Kevin Kugler and Shon Morris

Radio: Live Listen - Rutgers Sports Properties Radio Network - WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM/XM 382, Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers is 27, which is two spots better since an 11 point win over Indiana last Wednesday. Nebraska is 109, which is five spots better since a 4 point win over Minnesota on Saturday.

Efficiency Rankings: Rutgers - Offense 110.3 (59th) Defense 90.2 (14th); Nebraska - Offense 101.0 (209th) Defense 93.8 (40th)

KenPom Prediction: Rutgers 71 Nebraska 64. Rutgers is given a 74% chance to win.

OTB Guide to KenPom

Vegas Line: Rutgers -8

Series History: Nebraska leads the all-time series 8-6 but Rutgers swept the series last season, including a 79-62 win in Lincoln on January 3, 2020.

Nebraska SB Nation Site: Corn Nation

Key Contributors

Nebraska - 6’6” junior Teddy Allen (16.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.3 steals, 37.6% 3-pt FG); 6’4” junior Trey McGowens (10.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.5 steals, 36.5% 3-pt FG); 6’9” sophomore Dalano Banton (9.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.0 steal, 1.0 block); 6’9” junior Lat Mayen (7.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 33.3 3-pt FG); 6’0” senior Kobe Webster (7.1 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 36.8% 3-pt FG); 6’6” junior Shamiel Stevenson (5.8 points, 2.5 rebounds); 6’8” Derrick Walker (5.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 59.6% FG); 6’6” senior Thorir Thorbjarnarson (3.6 points, 2.6 rebounds); 6’9” sophomore Yvan Ouedraogo (3.5 points, 3.9 rebounds,

Rutgers - 6’6” junior Ron Harper Jr. (15.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 32.8% 3-pt FG); 6’2” senior Jacob Young (14.2 points, 3.4 assists, 1.9 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 38.5% 3-pt FG); 6’4” Geo Baker (10.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.3 steals, 33.0% 3-pt FG); 6’4” junior Montez Mathis (9.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 31.1 % 3-pt FG); 6’10” redshirt junior Myles Johnson (8.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.1 steals, 66.1% FG); 6’7” junior Caleb McConnell (5.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.6 steals); 6’6” sophomore Paul Mulcahy (5.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 36.6% 3-pt FG); 6’11” Cliff Omoruyi (4.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 67.4% FG)

Roster Updates

Nebraska’s leading scorer has left the program effective immediately.

This is the opportunity we’ve all waited years for. We thought we got it last year when Rutgers essentially clinched an NCAA Tournament bid with a win at Purdue. Of course, they did but March Madness never happened due to COVID-19. Tonight is the same situation. Win and Rutgers is a lock to make the NCAA Tournament per projections from every major Bracketologist. If they play defense the way they’re capable of and shut down the worst offense in the Big Ten, they’ll get it done. Join us in the comments during the game!