Nebraska basketball will participate in the 2018 Hall of Fame Classic, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Tuesday.
The Cornhuskers will join Missouri State, Texas Tech and USC in the championship rounds of the event, which will be held Nov. 19 to 20 in Kansas City, Mo.
“Our program is excited to play in the 2018 Hall of Fame Classic,” coach Tim Miles said in a university press release. “When building our non-conference schedule, we look for opportunities to play high-quality games, as well as provide a great experience for our team. With USC, Texas Tech and Missouri State in the 2018 field, the Hall of Fame Classic will provide us an important early-season test. Many of our fans remember annually going to Kansas City for the conference tournament, and the Hall of Fame Classic gives our fans a chance to enjoy a great city and cheer on the Huskers in an outstanding tournament close to home.”
2018 Hall of Fame Classic.
— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) March 6, 2018
The initial two rounds of the event will take place at regional sites a week before the championship round. Regardless of how the Cornhuskers perform in those games, they will advance to the championship round at the Sprint Center in mid-November.
The complete bracket will be announced at a later date.
As for this year’s Nebraska team, the Cornhuskers (22-10) are hopeful they have done enough to warrant an NCAA Tournament bid. At the moment, ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi has them in the “Next Four Out” category along with Penn State. However, this could change based on other bubble teams’ results in their respective conference tournaments this week.