The Nebraska men’s basketball team will have a bit of a different look when it plays in the Big Ten Tournament Wednesday. According to the Omaha World Herald, coach Fred Hoiberg announced and confirmed that guards Dachon Burke and Cam Mack, who had been suspended for violation of team rules, will not play in the Big Ten Tournament. With the absence of two players, Hoiberg then announced the addition of two Nebraska football players to the roster.
According to the Omaha World Herald and other outlets, Husker football players Brant Banks and Noah Vedral have been added to the Nebraska basketball roster. Both players will accompany the team to the Big Ten tournament and will be available for Wednesday’s first round game against Indiana.
Vedral was a standout Nebraska high school basketball player for Wahoo Neumann helping the Cavaliers to three C1 state championships. The 6’1″ 200 pounder scored over 1,200 points and had over 200 steals in his high school career.
Banks, an offensive lineman for the Nebraska football team, is 6’7″ and 300 pounds. He averaged 11.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game as a junior at Westbury Christian in Texas.
Nebraska will play with just seven scholarship players in the tournament for the second consecutive season.
Wednesday’s tournament game between Nebraska and Indiana will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM with coverage on the Huskers Sports Network beginning at 6:04 p.m.