With a tweet that was cool in concept but failed in execution yesterday, the Nebraska Cornhuskers announced the full slate of their non-conference schedule yesterday.
- Nov. 2 Peru State College
- Nov. 10 Cleveland State
- Nov. 14 Purdue Fort Wayne
- Nov. 19-22 Myrtle Beach Invitational (Bracket TBD)
- Nov. 25 Lamar
- Nov. 30-Dec. 2 B1G-ACC Challenge (Opponent TBD)
- Dec. 12 Creighton
- Dec. 19 Kansas State
- Dec. 21 Kansas City
- Dec. 29 Florida A&M
For the third straight season Nebraska will play an exhibition game against an in-state school, this time against Peru State College on Monday, November 2 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
After that it will open the season at home on Tuesday, November 10 against Cleveland State. Another “buy-a-win” game will follow against Purdue Fort Wayne that Saturday, November 14.
The Huskers hit the road for a neutral court tournament in the Myrtle Beach Invitational. The tournament will be played on the campus of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. The bracket still needs to be released, but the Huskers could play a host of great talent as the Dayton Flyers, Missouri Tigers, Penn Quakers, Pittsburgh Panthers, and Utah State Aggies will all be there as well. In addition, the Huskers have two players this season, Shamiel Stevenson and Trey McGowens, who transferred out of Pitt. Former UNL Assistant Coach Craig Smith is now at Utah State, and former Husker player Jordy Tshimanaga is now on the roster at Dayton. Missouri is an old Big 8/12 foe, and Bobby Lutz, now the Special Assistant to Head Coach Hoiberg was the former head coach at Charlotte.
After the tournament, Nebraska comes back to PBA to take on Lamar on Wednesday, November 25. Next up will be the B1G-ACC Challenge, with the opponent and venue to be determined. The game will fall between November 30 and December 2, and will likely be in Lincoln. Last year the Huskers traveled to Georgia Tech, but it is not guaranteed they will get a home game this season.
After the ACC opponent, there will probably be an early season B1G match-up the will be announced later, but for the non-conference the next game up will be in Lincoln against I-80 rival the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday, December 12.
The Huskers hit the road again for another neutral court game on Saturday, December 19 to take on Kansas State in Kansas City for the first of a three season long series with the old foe. Then Kansas City will visit PBA on Monday December 21, and Florida A&M ends the non-conference at PBA on Tuesday, December 29.
Overall three teams on the schedule now had a winning record last season, with one a for sure NCAA tournament team. Depending on the Myrtle Beach Invitational bracket, five teams attending the tournament all had a winning record with numerous making the NCAA tournament had it occurred.
Hopefully you continue to get excited for yet another season of Nebrasketball. Let us know what you think of the schedule in the comments!