Huskers Host the Citadel Saturday Night

Nebraska-Huskers-BasketballThe Nebraska basketball team makes its final home appearance of 2013, as the Huskers play host to The Citadel this Saturday, Dec. 21.

Tipoff is set for 7:35 p.m. for the Huskers and Bulldogs and the game will also be carried across the state on the 27-station Husker Sports Network with Kent Pavelka and Matt Davison calling all of the action, including flagship stations KLIN (1400 AM/94.5 FM) in Lincoln and KFAB (1110 AM) in Omaha (complete list of affiliates is on page five of the game notes). The game can also be heard for free on and is available on the Huskers’ app on iOS or android devices, as well as Sirius and XM Radio.

Live video of Saturday’s game will also be available online on the Big Ten Digital Network (subscription required). For Saturday’s game, the broadcast will use the Husker Sports Network audio simulcast. To access the live video feed, visit

A limited number of tickets are available for Saturday’s game in the 100, 200 and 300 Levels with prices ranging from $7 to $25. Visit or call 800-8-BIGRED for more information. The additional 100 Level tickets are available since Saturday’s game is one of the two winter break games on the 2013-14 schedule.

Saturday’s men’s game caps a busy day at Pinnacle Bank Arena with fall commencement ceremonies in the morning before the Husker women take on South Dakota at 2:30 p.m.

The Huskers are 7-3 on the season and have won four of its last five games dating back to Nov. 24. Nebraska comes off one of its best offensive efforts of the season in a 79-67 win over Arkansas State last Saturday. In that game, the Huskers delivered the knockout punch early, as a 15-0 run highlighted a 50-point first half to help the Huskers build a 23-point halftime lead. Nebraska led by as many as 28 points in the second half before coasting to the 12-point win. Sophomore Shavon Shields led four Huskers in double figures with 15 points, while Nebraska dished out a season-high 19 assists – the most in Tim Miles’ two seasons at Nebraska. Nebraska also received a strong performance from sophomore Walter Pitchford, who had 12 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
The Citadel is 4-8 on the season following a 79-68 win over Brevard College on Wednesday evening. The Bulldogs are not afraid to push the tempo, averaging 72.7 points per game and have scored 80 or more points three times during non-conference action.

Following Saturday night’s game, the Huskers will have a few days off before reconvening on Christmas night to begin preparations for the Dec. 28 game at Cincinnati. The game with the Bearcats begins a three-game road trip for the Big Red.