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Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 10:34 AM EST
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Nebraska (9-14) at No. 22 Missouri (15-6)
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COLUMBIA, Missouri (Ticker) -- No. 22 Missouri tries to remain unbeaten at home this season when it takes on Big 12 Conference foe Nebraska at the Hearnes Center on Tuesday night.

Missouri (15-6, 6-4 Big 12) is 12-0 at home for the first time since it opened the 1995-96 season with a 13-0 mark.

The Tigers had lost six of their previous eight games before Saturday's 71-63 victory over Kansas State. Rickey Paulding scored 19 points and Travon Bryant added 15 and eight rebounds off the bench for the Tigers. Arthur Johnson contributed 14 points and a season-high 17 rebounds.

Paulding needs just one point to become the 35th Missouri player to reach 1,000 points. He leads the Tigers in scoring with 16.8 points per game.

Missouri is fifth in the Big 12 standings, two games behind Oklahoma State and Oklahoma, who are tied for third place.

The Tigers has won four of the last five meetings with the Huskers and seven of the past 10 to take a 63-25 lead in the all-time series. They own a 24-6 mark at the Hearnes Center aagainst Nebraska, taking the last seven home encounters. The last time the Huskers won at Columbia was a 78-75 victory in 1994-95.

Nebraska (9-14, 1-9) owns the worst record in the conference and has lost seven straight games. Its last victory was an 80-77 overtime triumph over Colorado on January 18.

The Huskers also have dropped five in a row when playing either on the road or neutral sites.

Brennon Clemmons scored 17 points Saturday but Nebraska fell, 75-63, to then-No. 6 Texas.

Nebraska is without its leading scorer from a year ago as junior Jake Muhleisen continues to rehab from a broken hip he suffered on January 11 against Kansas.

Nate Johnson is the Huskers' leading scorer, averaging 13.2 points per game.

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