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  1. 11-1 in the non-con (loss to Wichita St.). 10-8 in league play for a regular season of 21-9.
  2. Rhode Island in Lincoln, Creighton in Omaha, ACC opponent in Lincoln.
  3. We knew the Big 10 opponents, including double-plays. Think there's just 2 OOC games we didn't know about. One of them appears to be Northern KY. Just one more opponent to find out.
  4. Lee B. tweeted out a hint that Northern KY is on the schedule. That'd be a disappointing opener.
  5. Why do I have a feeling that the opener is going to be a disappointment? Seems like we may have heard about it already if it was worth a darn.
  6. This works out perfectly from an RPI perspective. Even though this is a tourney, the game against Hawaii counts as a road game for RPI purposes (meaning a road win actually counts as 1.4 wins). And presuming Nebraska wins in Round 1, they get a nice RPI boost by playing Wichita St. in round 2 (WSU should have a very good record again this year). And then regardless of whether Nebraska wins or loses in round 2, they probably end up playing one of the two good teams (GW or Colorado) from the other side in the 3rd place game. All in all, can't ask for a much better draw in terms of RPI.
  7. The date for the Rhode Island game is November 22. Nebraska plays UNO at home 3 days later on November 25. I would expect another schedule announcement soon for a home opener prior to the 22nd of November.
  8. Rhode Island is an excellent addition. Very good RPI game. A team that will likely be a fringe Top 100 RPI team. Projected to be 6th out of 14 A-10 teams by this forecaster: http://www.midmajormadness.com/2014/5/28/5757944/ncaa-college-basketball-2014-2015-early-predictions-atlantic-10 In Creighton, FSU, Cincy, UNO, and Rhode Island, you have 5 very solid games against teams projected to be between 50-150 in the RPI next season. Will be interesting to see what the draw looks like in the Hawaii tournament. Would be nice to see Wichita St., GW, or Colorado in at least 2 of the 3 games.
  9. Your math is wrong. 694 minutes / 84 fouls is one foul per every 8.26 minutes. Given that you are allotted 5 fouls per game, he wouldn't, on average, reach 5 fouls until he participated in 41.3 minutes of playing time.
  10. It would certainly behoove Nebraska to obtain a high seed in order to improve the chances of playing in Omaha, but I'm not aware of any requirement to be a 4 seed or higher. As an example, Baylor was a 6-seed in San Antonio this year and ended up with a virtual home game playing 3-seed Creighton. When asked about the apparent home court advantage for Baylor, I recall a committee member mentioning that they were only concerned about the advantage (or disadvantage) of playing near home in the opening round matchup, meaning they didn't want a higher seeded team facing a lower seeded opponent with a decided home court advantage in the opening round.
  11. Not a lot of earth shattering news here, but Miles is taking over the scheduling from his departed operations guy (Jayden Olsen) and is looking to add a high-major home game next year as part of a new home-and-home series. http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/98568/3-point-shot-next-michigan-star