On Monday, the Nebraska Cornhuskers Basketball program announced their finalized non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 season for both the Men and Women.
On the Men's side, games against Big East Champions Villanova in Philadelphia and at Pinnacle Bank Arena to take on Miami highlight the schedule. The annual interstate battle vs. Creighton will be on Wednesday, December 9th. The Huskers will head to Brooklyn, New York Thanksgiving weekend to participate in 2 of their 4 games in the Barclays Classic. The other 2 will be hosted by Nebraska at home before they leave for the extended weekend.
The official PBA home opener will be Mississippi Valley State on Saturday, November 14th. There is an exhibition game scheduled, but date and opponent is still to be determined.
The Women will open their season at PBA on Saturday, November 14th when they take on Arkansas Pine-Bluff. After spending their first 4 games at home, the Huskers head to Storrs, Connecticut to take on storied power UConn, who have won the last 3 NCAA Championships. Last season, UConn's road to winning the Women's Final Four came through Lincoln, as they won the regional hosted at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The Nebraska Women also have scheduled California on Saturday, December 12th in Berkley, California. They round out their 13 game non-conference schedule with a home game vs. Arkansas State.
The Big Ten conference schedule for the Men will be announced later this summer.
The Men's non-conference schedule:
TBA Exhibition Game Pinnacle Bank Arena
Saturday, Nov. 14 Mississippi Valley State Pinnacle Bank Arena
Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Villanova (Gavitt Tipoff Games) Philadelphia, Pa.
Thursday, Nov. 19 Delaware State Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sunday, Nov. 22 Southeastern Louisiana (Barclays Center Classic) Pinnacle Bank Arena
Tuesday, Nov. 24 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Barclays Center Classic) Pinnacle Bank Arena
Friday, Nov. 27 vs. TBA (Barclays Center Classic) Brooklyn, N.Y.
Saturday, Nov. 28 vs. TBA (Barclays Center Classic) Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tuesday, Dec. 1 vs. Miami (Big Ten/ACC Challenge) Pinnacle Bank Arena
Saturday, Dec. 5 Abilene Christian Pinnacle Bank Arena
Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Creighton Omaha, Neb.
Sunday, Dec. 13 Rhode Island Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sunday, Dec. 20 Samford Pinnacle Bank Arena
Tuesday, Dec. 22 Prairie View A&M Pinnacle Bank Arena
The Women's non-conference:
Nov. 1 Sunday Nebraska-Kearney (exhibition), Pinnacle Bank Arena
Nov. 8 Sunday Winona State (exhibition), Pinnacle Bank Arena
Nov. 14 Saturday Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Pinnacle Bank Arena
Nov. 16 Monday North Florida, Pinnacle Bank Arena
Nov. 21 Saturday North Carolina Central, Pinnacle Bank Arena
Nov. 23 Monday Southern University, Pinnacle Bank Arena
Nov. 28 Saturday at UConn, Storrs, Conn.
Dec. 3 Thursday NC State (Big Ten/ACC Challenge), Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec. 6 Sunday Creighton, Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec. 8 Tuesday Evansville, Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec. 12 Saturday at California, Berkeley, Calif.
Dec. 19 Saturday Northern Arizona, Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec. 21 Monday Arkansas State, Pinnacle Bank Arena