The Nebraska men’s basketball program returns to action on Thursday evening, as the Huskers will play Doane University at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The matchup was a late addition to the 2020-21 schedule and replaced the Huskers’ canceled game with Florida A&M from earlier this month. Tipoff between the Huskers and Tigers is set for 6 p.m.
The Huskers (3-3) come off a break following a 98-74 loss at No. 8 Creighton on Dec. 11. In that game the Huskers were within 55-51 with just under 15 minutes remaining before Creighton took control down the stretch. Nebraska was hurt by a season-high 25 turnovers, which led to 38 Bluejay points. Teddy Allen led three Huskers in double figures with 26 points and nine rebounds, while Trey McGowens (15) and Dalano Banton (12) also finished in double figures.
Doane is 5-8 on the season heading into a road game against Mount Marty University on Wednesday. Senior guard Anthony Laravie leads the Tigers in scoring at 15.7 points per game, including 2.5 3-pointers per game. The Tigers average over 9.1 3-pointers per game. Doane Coach Ian McKeithen was a basketball operations intern with the Timberwolves in 2007-08 while NU Head Coach Fred Hoiberg was assistant general manager.
Following Thursday’s game, the Huskers will begin preparations for its Big Ten opener at No. 12 Wisconsin on Tuesday, Dec. 22. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.