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Nebraska head coach Tim Miles (left) looks up at the scoreboard in the second half Wednesday in College Park, Md. Maryland won 74-72.

Iowa (11-3, 0-3 Big Ten)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Jordan Bohannon; 6-1; Jr.; 10.4; 2.4

G Isaiah Moss; 6-5; Jr.; 8.9; 2.2

G Joe Wieskamp; 6-6; Fr.; 11.0; 4.6

F Nicholas Baer; 6-7; Sr.; 6.9; 4.6

F Tyler Cook; 6-9; Jr.; 17.4; 8.4

Nebraska (11-3, 1-2)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Glynn Watson; 6-0; Sr.; 13.5; 4.3

G James Palmer; 6-6; Sr.; 20.1; 4.1

G Thomas Allen; 6-1; So.; 8.6; 2.1

F Isaac Copeland; 6-9; Sr.; 14.1; 5.4

F Isaiah Roby; 6-8; Jr.; 10.2; 6.1

Scouting: Tyler Cook presents yet another dominant big man for the Husker defense to try and slow down. The junior had 24 points and 10 rebounds in last season's matchup in Lincoln. After Minnesota's Jordan Murphy had 18 points and 13 rebounds against the Huskers, and Maryland's Bruno Fernando finished with 18 and 17 Wednesday night, Cook is likely licking his chops.

Trending: This will be the first time since 1992 that a ranked Nebraska team is playing a ranked opponent, and just the ninth such game in program history. The last such game was against Michigan's famed Fab 5 at the 1992 Rainbow Classic.

Forecasting: Nebraska hasn't won a game in Iowa City since 2012, and the last five losses to the Hawkeyes in Carver-Hawkeye Arena have all been by double digits. Iowa is 15-2 against the Huskers in Iowa City all-time, and is every bit as desperate for a win as NU. You're going to get tired of hearing it, but nothing is easy in the Big Ten.

— Chris Basnett

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

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Husker basketball reporter

A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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