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Husker fans invade Devaney Center

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 By: Cole Miller
cmiller@klkntv.com

An old rival, the Creighton Bluejays visit the Bob Devaney Sports Center Thursday night. 

Fans rock the stands Thursday night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. It was a packed house, sold-out and people standing anywhere they could find room.

It's the Huskers biggest test of their early season as they play host to the nationally-ranked Creighton Bluejays.

"They call it a rivalry all the time and it's great they can see this atmosphere and see it filled up like this," UNL Sophomore Jacob Thomas said.

Rowdy fans say there's a new kind of excitement surrounding Tim Miles and the team. 

"We love Tim here. He's doing a great job for us. We're trying to put Nebraska on the map and we feel he's the best guy to do that. He's embraced us, we've embraced him and we're having a great time," UNL Junior Wilson Long said.

"I think we give it a couple of years and he's going to be getting us in the right direction," Thomas said.

They've already tallied up 6 wins. Some analysts predicted that, if lucky, it would be a 10-win season. Based on what these fans have seen so far, they say don't rule these guys just yet.

"We've got a lot of guys with a ton of heart. We feel like we're the 6th man of this team, kind of the backbone," Long said.

Things will surely get tougher once Big Ten play rolls around, but for now, these guys are just enjoying the ride.

"We've just got to do our best, play as hard as we can and try to win as much as we can," UNL Senior Kevin Coleman said. 

The atmosphere was there, but the Huskers couldn't hold of the Bluejays. Creighton would go on to win by a final of 64-42.

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