Other than at Thanksgiving or Christmas Tournaments, college basketball teams don’t ever play on back-to-back nights.
However, due to multiple postponements of Nebraska games when it was on a COVID hiatus, the Cornhuskers and Terrapins will tangle in College Park again tonight. Maryland captured a 64-50 win on Tuesday, with the 114 combined points easily dropping ‘under’ the 136-point total.
This is the first time the Terrapins have hosted the same opponent on back-to-back nights since 1927.
The ‘under’ has cashed in six straight Nebraska games to improve to 12-5 overall. In short, the Cornhuskers can’t shoot. I mean…they can’t throw it in the ocean.
I just watched them go nearly 10 minutes without a bucket to nearly blow their first Big Ten win of the year at Penn St. this past Sunday afternoon.
Nebraska is ranked No. 332 nationally out of 347 Division-1 teams in free-throw percentage, making only 62.8 percent of their attempts from the charity stripe. The Cornhuskers are ranked No. 314 in field-goal percentage (40.6%) and No. 287 in 3-point accuracy (31.2%).
Fred Hoiberg’s team isn’t just playing in a back-to-back spot, but this is Nebraska’s seventh game in 12 days.
The ‘under’ is on a 6-1 run for Maryland with those six combined scores coming out at 114, 131, 105, 121, 116 and 112 points. I think a lot of perimeter jumpers come up short for both teams tonight.
Let’s go with ‘under’ 134.5 points for this 7:00 p.m. Eastern tip on the Big Ten Network.