Nebraska coach Bruce Boudreau says his Cornhuskers will be tougher to beat on the road than at home, and the result will be a tough game.
Boudreau said Wednesday that he didn’t expect to win a game in the Big Ten Tournament until after the conference championship, which starts March 22.
The Huskers are 3-0 in Big Ten play and have won six straight against ranked opponents.
The Cornhusker squad is 1-3 against ranked teams and will be without forward Ryan Murphy (concussion).
The Huskers were ranked No. 8 in the preseason and finished No. 5 overall in the AP poll.
Boudauer also is expected to have his first win over a ranked opponent as a head coach since winning his first game against Wisconsin in 2005.
Brouwer scored 20 points in the Huskers victory over No. 6 Penn State on Tuesday.
He has scored 23 points in seven games against ranked foes.
Nebraska is 1 for 9 in its last 12 games against teams ranked in the top 10 of the AP Top 25.
Bouron, who has played in each of the last three meetings between the two teams, scored a career-high 20 points against Penn State, and Bouron finished with seven points.
The senior point guard is averaging 19.5 points and 9.5 assists in nine games against top-15 teams.