What: No. 23 Nebraska (11-3, 1-2) at No. 20 Iowa (11-3, 0-3)
When/Where: 4:31 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
TV: BTN (Kevin Kugler, Shon Morris)
Live streaming: BTN2Go
Satellite radio: Sirius 135, XM 195
Series: Iowa leads, 19-11.
Huskers data: Senior forward James Palmer Jr., is second in the Big Ten in scoring with 20.1 points per game. … Nebraska has made 125 3-pointers to just 65 by their opponents. … The Huskers have 59 more assists than turnovers, while their opponents have 89 more turnovers than assists. Thus, they lead the Big Ten in turnover margin at +4.8.
Nebraska has been to the NCAA Tournament (2007) just once since 1999. It has never won an NCAA game in seven appearances. … Like Palmer and Iowa’s Tyler Cook and Isaiah Moss, senior Isaac Copeland Jr., was an NBA early-entry candidate last spring who returned to school. Copeland averages 14.1 points. … The Huskers have outscored their opponents by 20.6 points per game, tops in the Big Ten. ... Nebraska’s all-time Big Ten record is 58-87.
Hawkeyes data: Again we ask. Will Luka Garza play? Tune in Sunday afternoon. The 6-11 sophomore who averages 12.7 points has missed Iowa’s three games because of a sprained ankle. “Every day it’s getting better,” Garza said Friday. “I’m waking up feeling less sore. The swelling is continuing to go down.”
Garza said he was close to playing at Purdue last Thursday, “but I wasn’t feeling quite there.” He said he wants to get his strength back to a place “so I can have the longevity of the season, to be able to be healthy the whole time.”
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Iowa has won its last five games against Nebraska in Carver. … The Hawkeyes are 1-2 against ranked teams. … This starts a stretch in which four of Iowa’s next six games are at home. … Iowa has made exactly twice as many free throws as its opponents, 302-151. … No Hawkeye has fouled out this season. … Cook is averaging 19.3 points over his last eight games.
Thursday’s 86-70 loss at Purdue was the first game Iowa dropped this season when Gary Dolphin did the play-by-play on the Hawkeyes’ radio network. … Iowa is shooting 39.3 percent in Big Ten games while allowing 51.1 percent in Big Ten games, and has been outscored by 14.7 points per game in those three losses.