Michigan State to host outmanned Huskers
The Nebraska men's basketball team takes on its third ranked team of 2013, as the Huskers trek to East Lansing, Mich., for a showdown with No. 22 Michigan State on Sunday. Tipoff from the Breslin Center is set for 5 p.m. (central).
The Huskers (9-7, 0-3 B1G) put together an inspired defensive effort at second-ranked Michigan on Wednesday, holding the Wolverines to a season-low 62 points and 38.9 percent shooting. Michigan, which had averaged 94.5 points per game in its first two conference games, had just 25 points in the first half, while Nebraska became only the third team to hold Michigan to under 70 points. The Huskers were within five points with 7:12 left before the Wolverines pulled away down the stretch.
Junior Ray Gallegos continued his strong play at Michigan, leading Nebraska with 19 points, including four 3-pointers, He has been in double figures in each of the last six games which is the longest streak of his career. Gallegos, who had made just 21 3-points in his first two seasons of action, now ranks third in the Big Ten with 40 this season.
Michigan State (13-3, 2-1 B1G) comes into Sunday's game on a two-game win streak following a 62-59 win at Iowa on Thursday night. The Spartans, who are ranked 22nd this week, put four players in double figures, led by Branden Dawson's 17 points. MSU has won eight of its last nine games, with the only setback being at Minnesota in its Big Ten opener on New Year's Eve.
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