Huskers Announce Non-Conference Schedule

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Two games in the Golden Window Classic along with matchups against Creighton and Georgia Tech highlight Nebraska’s revised non-conference men’s basketball schedule.

The seven-game slate features a number of changes from the original schedule released back in June, including the move of the annual Nebraska-Creighton game to Omaha on Friday, Dec. 11.

The Huskers will now open the 2020-21 season on Wednesday by hosting McNeese State at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Tipoff is set for 10 a.m. and will be televised on BTN. The Cowboys return a pair of preseason all-conference performers, including Scottsbluff native Dru Kuxhausen, who averaged 14.7 points per game and led the nation in 3-pointers in 2019-20 while ranking in the top three nationally in 3-pointers per game and 3-point percentage.

The Huskers will open the month of December by hosting a South Dakota. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on BTN..

After hosting Georgia Tech in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 9, the Huskers will make the short trip to Omaha to close non-conference action with the annual matchup with Creighton on Friday, Dec. 11. The Bluejays, who are ranked 11th in the preseason AP poll released earlier this month, return four starters and six of their top eight players from a team that went 24-7 and shared the Big East regular-season title. The group is led by Marcus Zegarowski, who was named Big East Preseason Player of the Year after averaging 16.1 points and 5.9 assists per game.