Big Ten: How to Watch Nebraska Vs. Northwestern in Tournament Opener – Sports Illustrated

Nebraska rolls into the first round or the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday night sporting a three-game winning streak. They face Northwestern in the opener, and team they’ve lost to twice this season. Here’s how to watch, with gametime and TV information, the latest on the point spread, starting lineups and more.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — It's a rarity when a first-round game in the Big Ten Tournament features the hottest team in the league, but that's certainly the case with the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
The Wednesday night of the tournament is reserved for the bottom four teams in the league standings, and that never changes. But Nebraska, after losing 16 of its first 17 league games, ended the year with three straight wins, including stunners over ranked teams Ohio State and Wisconsin.
The win on Sunday in Madison cost the Badgers and outright Big Ten title.
Nebraska is the No. 13 in the event, and it takes on Northwestern in the tourney opener at 6 p.m. ET at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. This is the first postseason meeting between the two teams.
The Wildcats crushed Nebraska twice this season, and the last time Northwestern went 3-0 against an opponent in the same season was 2016-17 against Rutgers. The Wildcats are trying to snap a five-game losing skid in the Big Ten Tournament. 
The winner of Northwestern and Nebraska will face No. 5 seed Iowa in the second round on Thursday.
Here's how to watch the game, with gametime, TV, point spreads and starting lineups
Tom Brew is an award-winning journalist who has worked at some of America’s finest newspapers as a reporter and editor, including the Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times, the Indianapolis Star and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He has covered college sports in the digital platform for the past five years, including the last two as publisher of HoosiersNow at Sports Illustrated.

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