Huskers prepare for NBA like schedule to end season

After missing nearly a month due to a COVID-19 outbreak with the program, the Huskers are going to attempt to play 15 games in 32 days. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Nebraska basketball is buckling in for a wild finish to the season.

After missing nearly a month due to a COVID-19 outbreak with the program, the Huskers are going to attempt to play 15 games in 32 days.

“It’s going to be very much like an NBA schedule,” said head coach Fred Hoiberg.

Nothing has been finalized by the Big Ten, but Hoiberg said on Tuesday that Nebraska could play games on back-to-back nights on multiple occasions in order to make up the games missed during the long layoff.

“Hopefully, we’ll be able to get them all in,” Hoiberg said. “I mean, the players don’t like to practice anyway.”

As of Tuesday, Nebraska was scheduled to travel to Michigan State on Saturday (5:30 p.m., BTN) before heading to Minneapolis to take on Minnesota (7:00 p.m., BTN) on Monday. The Huskers return home on February 11 to host Wisconsin (4:00 p.m., ESPN 2) and then travel to Penn State on Valentine’s Day (2:00 p.m., BTN).

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