UC to play Nebraska in basketball next season
UC will play Big Ten member Nebraska at Fifth Third Arena next season, the first of a home-and-home agreement with the Cornhuskers that will see the Bearcats travel to Lincoln in 2014-15.
UC officials say the contract has not been signed yet, but the schools have a verbal agreement.
Nebraska will be in its second season under head coach Tim Miles. The Cornhuskers were 15-18 last year, 5-13 in the Big Ten after going 12-18 in 2011-12. Nebraska’s last NCAA Tournament appearance was in 1998.
UC and Nebraska have met three times in basketball, with the Bearcats winning all three games. Their most recent meeting was on Dec. 31, 1996, in Puerto Rico, with UC winning 84-73.
The Nebraska game is part of a UC non-league schedule for 2013-14 that includes games against North Carolina State at Fifth Third Arena, Xavier at U.S. Bank Arena, New Mexico in Albuquerque and Pittsburgh in the Jimmy V Classic in New York.