The buzz surrounding the Nebraska basketball program has been insane lately. Now, the buzz can continue with an announcement made on Thursday. Nebraska basketball will play Creighton a little bit earlier in the season this year. The matchup between these two rivals will take place on November 16 as a result of the Gavitt Tipoff Games.
To say the results have not been favorable for Nebraska basketball against Creighton over the past couple of seasons would be an understatement. Creighton has won the last two games, and is coming off a season that saw them go 22-9 and reach the Sweet 16. As far as Nebraska basketball’s record in Gavitt Tipoff Games, they are 1-2 all-time.
I love the fact that this game is a little earlier than in years past, as it gives me exciting basketball early in the season. A lot of times you get these boring early season games with no meaning, that is certainly not the case here. Nebraska basketball and Creighton have always played each other tough, and I would expect that to be the same in the upcoming season.
When you look at the talent that Nebraska basketball is focused on bringing him, this robbery should be exciting for years to come. Creighton has begun to play at a really high level, and Nebraska basketball is trying to build a program filled with talent.
In any event, Nebraska basketball will be tested early next season, and Creighton will undoubtedly be ready for this game. I’ll be interested to see how Creighton performs, having lost all five starters from last year. nevertheless, I am sure that they will play Nebraska hard no matter what.