Published Friday, January 11, 2013 AT 1:34 PM / Updated at 4:43 PM
Ubel hurt; Peltz out for season
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

If it weren’t for bad luck, the Nebraska men’s basketball team would have no luck at all.

Senior forward Brandon Ubel, the team’s unquestioned leader, will miss Sunday’s game at Michigan State and is “highly doubtful” for Wednesday’s home game with Purdue after suffering a small fracture in his right elbow.

Ubel was injured late in the loss at Michigan. He was hit while shooting a short shot, and his shooting elbow nearly hyperextended, coach Tim Miles said Friday.

Another member of NU’s regular eight-man playing rotation _ walk-on guard Mike Peltz _ will undergo knee surgery and miss the rest of the season. Peltz has played since the beginning of the season with a partially torn patellar tendon.

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at