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Husker Hoops Heads for the NIT

Well, Nebraska's basketball season continues as they were named a #3 seed in the NIT.  First up is a matchup with #6 seed Charlotte, coached by Bobby Lutz at the Bob Devaney Center.  The game is scheduled for Wednesday night at 8 pm central time, and will be televised on ESPN Classic.  Tickets will go on sale at later tonight.

Other teams in this bracket are:  #1 Virginia Tech, #2 Ole Miss, #4 Virginia Commonwealth, #5 Alabama-Birmingham, #7 Cal-Santa Barbara, and #8 Morgan State.

The winner of the NU/Charlotte game will play the winner of Ole Miss/Cal Santa Barbara.  The winner of that game will play the survivor of VT/VCU/UAB/MS.  Home games are supposed to be awarded to the higher seed, pending availability of the arena.  There are four brackets, and the winner of each bracket advances to the NIT Semis at Madison Square Garden.

The selection of Charlotte has a certain humor factor going for it.  In 2005, with a Barry Coller coached squad getting beaten badly in Omaha, a Creighton fan had Bobby Lutz paged to the Nebraska bench over the Qwest Center public address system.