Rutgers vs. Nebraska, 2/10/18

Nebraska forward Isaac Copeland (14) shoots over Rutgers’ Eugene Omoruyi (11) in the second half of Saturday's game at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

FRANCIS GARDLER, JOURNAL STAR

Maryland (17-10-14, 6-8 Big Ten)

Player | Ht. | Yr. | PPG | RPG

G Anthony Cowan Jr. | 6-0 | So. | 16.2 | 4.4

G Darryl Morsell | 6-4 | Fr. | 9.1 | 4.3

G Dion Wiley | 6-4 | Jr. | 5.6 | 1.6

G Kevin Huerter | 6-7 | So. | 14.8 | 5.4

F Bruno Fernando | 6-10 | Fr. | 9.4 | 6.1

WHO TO WATCH

Huerter. The red-haired flame-thrower is one of the best three-point gunners in the Big Ten, shooting 44 percent from behind the arc with 67 makes. He had 26 points, including seven three-pointers, in Nebraska's 67-65 comeback win last season in College Park.

Nebraska (19-8, 10-4 Big Ten)

Player | Ht. | Yr. | PPG | RPG

G Glynn Watson | 6-0 | Jr. | 11.0 | 3.5

G James Palmer | 6-6 | Jr. | 17.6 | 4.6

G Anton Gill | 6-3 | Sr. | 8.3 | 1.8

F Isaac Copeland | 6-9 | Jr. | 13.0 | 6.1

F Isaiah Roby | 6-8 | So. | 7.8 | 5.7

WHO TO WATCH

Copeland. The 6-foot-9 forward is 14-for-23 (61 percent) from three-point range over Nebraska's past six games. Since starting the season 0-for-10 from beyond the arc, Copeland is shooting 41 percent from deep and is third among the Huskers' regulars in overall three-point percentage.

THREE-POINTERS

1. Since returning to Nebraska's roster seven games ago, sophomore center Jordy Tshimanga is shooting 64 percent from the field while averaging 5.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in 13 minutes per outing off the bench.

"We're trying to put him in a better position, but I think since the valve came off and the pressure went out, he's been a more relaxed guy," Nebraska coach Tim Miles said. "He's letting the game come to him and not putting so much pressure on himself."

2. Maryland coach Mark Turgeon will see some familiar faces Tuesday night. Husker women's basketball player Maddie Simon, a Lincoln Pius X graduate, is his niece, and his father, Bob Turgeon, lives in Lincoln.

3. The Red Zone student section at PBA will hand out 1,000 "Hate Will Never Win" shirts Tuesday. The shirts are similar to those worn by the Husker men's and women's teams during their most recent games in response the the videos that surfaced early last week of a white nationalist UNL student. The Husker men plan to wear their shirts during warmups for the rest of the season.

 — Chris Basnett

Reach the writer at 402-473-7436 or cbasnett@journalstar.com. On Twitter @HuskerExtraCB.

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