Tickets for Wednesday's game will be available on Sunday night on Huskers.com or fans can purchase tickets during regular business hours this week at the Nebraska Ticket Office across from Memorial Stadium or by calling 1-800-8BIGRED. Reserved seats in the B section will be available for $12, C Section chairbacks are $10 while upper benches are $5. UNL students can also purchase reserved seats in the reserved student section for $4.
Huskers own a 19-12 record this year, including three victories over ranked
squads and six over teams that were ranked in the top 100 of the RPI on
"I think any time you can extend your season and give your players a chance to compete for a championship, that's another step forward for your program," Sadler said. "Our goal every year is to be playing in the NCAA Tournament, so we're disappointed we did not reach that goal. But I think this team is deserving of playing past the regular season and everyone is excited to have a chance to work for a championship."
The biggest key to the Huskers' efforts this season has been All-Big 12 center Aleks Maric. The Sydney, Australia, native is making his second career postseason appearance after leading Nebraska with 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game this season while hitting 57.8 percent from the floor. The most decorated Husker in recent years, Maric is one of the top players in history of the Big 12 Conference as he has 1,603 points and 995 rebounds in his career. With five boards in the postseason, Maric will become only the third player in the Big 12 era with at least 1,600 points and 1,000 rebounds.
Along with Maric, a number of
players have stepped up over the course of the season while helping
Junior guard Steve Harley is second on the squad with 9.2 points per game, but has averaged 11.9 points per game on 50.0 percent shooting in the past nine games. Sophomore guard Ryan Anderson has been a significant contributor with 8.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game and leads the team with 48 3-pointers this season, while another junior college product, junior guard Ade Dagunduro, has posted 8.5 points per game.
a team, the Huskers are among the national leaders in defense, ranking 14th in
scoring defense and 31st in field-goal percentage defense entering last week.
winner of the Nebraska/Charlotte game will advance to face the winner of the
Mississippi/UC Santa Barbara game winner. The date and time for a second-round
Teams that reach the NIT final four
will play at