The Huskers released their nonconference schedule Wednesday afternoon, and it features Nebraska basketball taking on a former Big 12 rival.
Here’s the announcement, via Twitter:
🚨 NON-CONFERENCE SLATE 🚨
Eight at The Vault. 🏦
Five on the road. ✈️
— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) August 9, 2017
Nebraska begins its season against Eastern Illinois at home on Nov. 11 and also takes on the 2017 Big Sky champion — and NCAA Tournament team — North Dakota on Nov. 19 at home. However, the most notable games in the Huskers nonconference slate come near the end of the schedule.
The Huskers take on two tournament teams from the 2017 NCAA Tournament in rapid succession, with the possibility of a third. Nebraska travels to take on in-state Creighton on Dec. 9, and returns home on Dec. 16 to take on the Kansas Jayhawks.
Nebraska also could play West Virginia in the Advocate Invitational if he Huskers defeat NIT semifinalist Central Florida and the Mountaineers beat Marist.
Kansas and West Virginia advanced to the Elite Eight and Sweet Sixteen in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, respectively, while Creighton and North Dakota were both bounced out of the first round.
Nebraska basketball 2017-18 nonconference schedule
Nov. 11: Eastern Illinois (Home)
Nov. 13: North Texas (Home)
Nov. 16: St. John’s (New York City)
Nov. 19: North Dakota (Home)
Nov. 23: Central Florida (Orlando, Fla.)
Nov. 24: Winner of West Virginia/Marist (Orlando, Fla.)
Nov. 26: TBA (Orlando, Fla.)
Nov. 29: Boston College (Home, B1G/ACC Challenge)
Dec. 9: Creighton (Away)
Dec. 16: Kansas (Home)
Dec. 20: UTSA (Home)
Dec. 22: Delaware State (Home)
Dec. 29: Stetson (Home)