Texas Tech vs. Nebraska: 5 things to know for tonight's Hall of Fame Classic title game

The Huskers are looking to stay undefeated but face a tough opponent in tonight's championship game.

On Tuesday (Nov. 20), the Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball team looks to extend their record to a perfect 5-0. However, they'll face the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the 2018 Hall of Fame Classic Championship game. Here are five things to know ahead of tonight's big game in Kansas City, Missouri (8:30 p.m. local time, ESPN2).

1

Undefeated teams in close matchup

Both teams enter tonight's game at a perfect 4-0. Texas Tech is coming off a 15-point win over USC, while the Huskers recently defeated Missouri State, 85-62. Prior to that, Nebraska took down Seton Hall, 80-57. The point spread currently sits at two points in favor of the Huskers.

2

Team stats review

Neither team has played any conference games just yet, so the stats aren't necessarily saying much. However, Nebraska has averaged a whopping 89.5 points a game, and holds opponents to just 47.8 per game. The Red Raiders are scoring 77 a game, and holding opponents to 48. Nebraska holds a 43-37.8 rebounds per game average and averages 20 assists per game compared to 16.3 a game for TTU.

3

Huskers basketball leaders

Guard James Palmer Jr. is leading the way for scoring so far with 17.8 points per game. Isaac Copeland Jr. leads in rebounds (six per game), and Glynn Watson Jr. leads in assists (4.5 per game).

4

Coach Miles' milestone

In case you've missed it, Coach Miles has officially reached the 100 win mark for his coaching career at Nebraska. Fans are hoping to see him continue adding to that total, and hopefully add some NCAA tournament success this season.

5

Coaches Poll ranking, AP may be next

As of this report, the Huskers rank at No. 24 overall in the Coaches Poll. While that's not necessarily the one people are looking at, it could be a strong indication of what's to come. By stringing together more wins, the Huskers could find themselves amongst the other top 25 poll very soon. A matchup with now-No. 16 Clemson looms.

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