Big Ten Conference

Starting Five: Nebraska basketball vs. Wisconsin


(Photo: © Noah K. Murray, USA TODAY Sports)Nebraska basketball (13-7, 3-6 Big Ten) looks to snap a three-game losing streak on Tuesday night as the Huskers take on Wisconsin (14-6, 6-3 Big Ten) for a 7 p.m. CT matchup at Pinnacle Bank Arena.


The Huskers will face a significant challenge against Wisconsin, especially in light of the knee injury suffered by Isaac Copeland in the loss to Ohio State.


Nebraska will start Tanner Borchardt at the five, and Isaiah Roby at the four, as the Huskers must find a way to deal with the Badgers’ Ethan Happ, who is coming off a triple-double against Northwestern.


Happ is one of the Big Ten's top players throughout his career, as he leads Wisconsin in scoring (18.9 ppg), rebounds (10.2 rpg) and assists (5.2 apg) while also chipping in 1.3 blocks per game, and is helped by Reuvers, who is among the Big Ten’s leader in blocks.


ESPN’s Basketball Power Index gives Nebraska a 58.6 percent chance of beating the Badgers, with a 2.1 predicted point differential in the final score.


In the last meeting between the teams, Nebraska erased an 11-point second- half deficit, outscoring Wisconsin 30-8 over the final 10 minutes to rally for a 74-63 victory over the Badgers at the Kohl Center on Jan. 29.






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