Nebraska begins its season against Eastern Illinois at home, and takes on the 2017 Big Sky champion, and NCAA Tournament
team, North Dakota on Nov. 19 at hime. However, the most notable match ups in the Huskers non-conference slate come near the
back end of the schedule.
The Huskers take on two tournament teams from the 2017 NCAA Tournament in rapid succession, with the possibility of a third
as well. Nebraska travels to take on in-state Creighton on Dec. 9, and returns home on Dec. 16 to take on the Kansas Jayhawks.
Nebraska also has a chance at playing West Virginia in the Advocate Invitational, however the Huskers would need to defeat
NIT semifinalist UCF and the Mountaineers would need to beat Marist in order for the two to square off.
Kansas and West Virginia advanced to the Elite Eight and Sweet Sixteen in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, respectively, while
Creighton and North Dakota were both bounced out of the first round.