It's a busy night of Husker athletics for your viewing pleasure. First up this evening, the Husker Men's basketball team looks to put behind them the most miserable week of Tim Miles' tenure. The Cincinnati Bearcats come to Pinnacle Bank Arena for their first true road game of the season. Nebraska is still licking their wounds after losing on Sunday to hated instate rival Creighton 65-55 before falling in embrassing fashion to Incarnate Word. The Huskers will look to right the ship and avoid their first three game non-conference losing streak since the 40's.
The 6-1 Bearcats will pose a formidable threat to the Huskers. They will play a physical brand of basketball which will test and already mentally fragile Husker squad. The Bearcats don't play a fast pace, so points will be at a premium as will eliminating second chance opportunities. NU will continue to be without reserve center Moses Abraham which will further test the thin Husker front line.
This is the final game for the Big Red before they take a break for finals week. They will not play again until they head to Hawaii for the Diamondhead Classic when they will face the Hawaii Rainbows on Dec. 22.
Tonight's game tips off at 8:00 at Pinnacle Bank Arena and can be seen on BTN and listened to on the Husker Sports Network.
The other action of the night will take place just as the hoops wraps up. Fresh on the heels of a dramatic upset win over #3 Washington, the volleyball team will take on BYU for a spot in the Final Four next weekend in Oklahoma City. With a win, the Huskers would advance to their first Final Four since 2008 and their sixth in program history.
Last night in knocking off the Huskies, the Huskers used perhaps their crispest passing game of the season to allow NU's Kadie Rolfzen and Cecilia Hall to tally 14 kills apiece. The stunning effort gives the Huskers the opportunity to do something that few thought would be likely a week ago as the Huskers had to survive a stressful five set match vs. Utah on their home court. Standing in their way is two sport star Jennifer Hamson. The 6' 7" outside hitter for the Cougars recorded 30 kills in their upset over #6 Florida State. You may not recognize Hamson by name, but she is a familiar face to those that follow the Husker women's basketball team. She led the charge for the Cougars when they met Connie Yori's squad in the second round of the NCAA tournament last March in Los Angeles, spoiling the Huskers opportunity to play in the Sweet 16 in their home building.
First serve tonight will be at 10:30 and can be seen on ESPNU. Join us here while we watch both events as they happen.