The Nebraska baseball team opens its final series of the regular season Thursday night at fifth-ranked Illinois.
The Huskers need one win in the three-game set to guarantee a spot in the Big Ten tournament. NU is in eighth place in the league standings at 9-12.
The Illini are 43-6-1 overall, 19-1 in the Big Ten and are riding a 24-game winning streak.
First pitch Thursday is at 6:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on News Talk 900 KJSK.