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Nebraska Iowa Basketball

Nebraska forward Isaac Copeland reacts during the second half of Sunday's game against Iowa on the road.

Penn State (7-8, 0-4 Big Ten)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Rasir Bolton ; 6-2; Fr.; 13.1; 2.3

G Josh Reaves; 6-5; Sr.; 9.5; 5.0

G Myles Dread; 6-4; Fr.; 8.1; 3.0

F Lamar Stevens; 6-8; Jr.; 18.9; 8.1

C Mike Watkins; 6-9; Jr.; 7.5; 7.6

Nebraska (11-4, 1-3)

Player; Ht.; Yr.; PPG; RPG

G Glynn Watson; 6-0; Sr.; 13.0; 4.1

G James Palmer; 6-6; Sr.; 20.1; 3.9

G Thomas Allen; 6-1; So.; 8.7; 2.3

F Isaac Copeland; 6-9; Sr.; 14.7; 5.5

F Isaiah Roby; 6-8; Jr.; 10.6; 6.3

Scouting: Lamar Stevens can score with anyone in the league, but it's fellow senior Josh Reaves who might give Nebraska the most trouble. The 6-foot-5 guard leads the Big Ten in steals and had seven last season in Lincoln. Reaves is No. 5 in the NCAA's active career steals list.

Trending: A Husker victory would give NU a school record-tying 20-game home-winning streak, equaling the mark originally set in 1965-66 and 1966-67. The Huskers' last loss in Pinnacle Bank Arena came last Dec. 16 against Kansas.

Forecasting: If it's not a must-win, it's close. Nebraska's next two are at Indiana and home against Michigan State. A home loss to one of the Big Ten's bottom feeders could split open a few of the cracks starting to show in Nebraska's facade.

— 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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