Huskers to Meet Mississippi State Wednesday in NIT First Round

David Padgett

The men's head basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski make sure The Al was packed by purchasing 500 tickets to give away to Marquette students for free. "It's a big step for us", MSU coach Ben Howland said. NU was seeded fifth and will play at fourth-seeded Mississippi State.

The Huskies have already been to Madison Square Garden - the home of the NIT semifinals (March 27) and championship game (March 29) - once this season in November when they played in The 2K Classic.

State's women's basketball team will learn its NCAA Tournament destination tonight. The most notable win in those 13 games was an upset over then-No. You can see the full NCAA women's bracket here.

But when the bracket was finally unveiled on Sunday, it was obvious that those teams who had multiple Q1 wins - especially those who played the most Q1 games - were given a significant advantage in the at-large pool. Just a year ago they won at Utah, 73-68, before falling in an elimination game at IL, 71-56. And Oklahoma had six wins against top 35 RPI (teams).

Mississippi State is making its first postseason appearance since Rick Stansbury's final season in 2012.

The only meeting between the two came in 1996, with MSU claiming a 69-66 win at the Ford Far West Classic in Portland, Ore.

Now the Huskers are part of an exclusive, and disappointing, club.

How does your personal debt compare to the national average? In the first round of the 32 team tournament, Baylor will host the eighth-seeded Wagner Seahawks, who won the Northeast Conference regular season crown.

Washington comes out the Pac-12 where they finisshed seventh and had a record of 20-12.

Nebraska has one of the biggest win-total improvements in the country from last season, and is now 21-10 overall, 11-5 in conference play.

As for the rest of the Big Ten, only four teams made it and they were the expected ones: Purdue (two-seed), Michigan (three-seed), Michigan State (three-seed), and Ohio State (five-seed).

"We've been preparing like we're in". "And anything other than that will be a disappointment", senior guard Anton Gill said Friday. We just didn't know what the league was going to look like coming in...

"If it's just that we're the whatever seed, well. that's their perspective". It is also the ninth time in school history UW (20-12) has reached The NIT.



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