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Nebraska has one last game before the season starts.

NCAA Basketball: Nebraska at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska Vs. Colorado Exhibition Preview & Game Thread

Date: Sunday, October 31st, 2021

Time: 11:00am CST

Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena - Lincoln, NE

TV: None

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Radio: Husker App - KLIN (1400 AM) in Lincoln, KXSP (590 AM) in Omaha

Series History: Nebraska 77 Colorado 71

Preview:

This is Nebraska’s second and last exhibition game before the start of the season. Proceeds form this game will go to TeamMates mentoring program, Lincoln YWCA, and the Nebraska Greats Foundation. The Huskers most recently beat Peru State on Wednesday, October 27th in Lincoln with a 97-58 win.

Scouting the Buffaloes from Huskers.com

Colorado looks to duplicate the success of the 2020-21 campaign where the Buffaloes went 23-9 and reached the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Tad Boyle begins his 12th season at the school, and the Buffaloes have won 20-or-more games each of the past three seasons. The Buffs, who were picked to finish sixth in the Pac-12, are led by returning honorable-mention All-Pac 12 selection Even Battey, who averaged 10.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game and Eli Parquet, who started 31 games and was named to the Pac-12 all-defensive team. Battey was recently named a preseason All-Pac 12 selection, while sophomore Jabari Walker was an honorable-mention pick. Walker was also on the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year watch list after averaging 7.6 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 53 percent as a true freshman in 2020-21. Like the Huskers, Colorado also brings in one of the nation’s best recruiting classes, as the Buffaloes’ five-member class was ranked 13th by 247Sports.

This should be a fun game against two former Big 12 Conference mates. Colorado is good and will be a true test for Nebraska. It’s an exhibition game so it does not count if Nebraska wins or loses. Expect a tighter lineup and less use of the bench by Hoiberg. I would expect a lot of people watching this from both the Big Ten and PAC-12.