Huskers announces non-conference schedule – University of Nebraska
The Nebraska women’s basketball team plans to welcome fans back to Pinacle Bank Arena with an eight-game home schedule in the non-conference regular season in fall 2021.
Nebraska’s home non-conference schedule, which includes battles with Creighton, Drake, Indiana State, Maine and Wyoming, as well as key competitions against Alabama A&M, North Carolina Central and Prairie View A&M, is part of a non-conference season. of 11 games which includes a Big Ten / ACC Challenge game in Wake Forest and two Thanksgiving tournaments in San Diego.
“We are delighted to have our big Husker fans with us at Pinacle Bank Arena this season, ”Nebraska head coach Amy williams noted. “We’re also thrilled to be playing a full non-conference schedule after playing just two non-conference games at home last year. Our players have worked hard this summer and will be ready for a tough season.
Nebraska’s 11-game non-conference schedule will feature five teams that qualified for the playoffs a year ago, including Drexel (NCAA), Wake Forest (NCAA), Wyoming (NCAA), Drake (WNIT) and Fresno State (WNIT).
Husker fans will have their first chance to see Nebraska back in action in an exhibition match against the University of Midland on Monday, November 1. The Warriors are coached by former Nebraska video coordinator Shawn Gilbert, who is entering his ninth season at Fremont.
The Big Red will be back at Pinacle Bank Arena eight days later to face the Maine Black Bears in the regular season opener on Tuesday, November 9. The match is expected to feature the Nebraska Life Skills Sportsmanship and Inclusion Pep Rally sponsored by the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame. Due to pre-game educational programming, tip time is expected to be noon.
Maine made six consecutive appearances in the America East Championship game, including two wins to advance to the NCAA tournament. Last season, Maine finished 17-3 overall, including a regular-season conference title, before falling in the league title game against Stony Brook.
The Huskers will continue a busy first week of the season by taking on Prairie View A&M on Thursday, November 11, before facing Alabama A&M on Sunday, November 14. Alabama A&M is coached by former Husker Margaret Richards.
Week two of the regular season kicks off on Wednesday, November 17 with the annual clash between the Huskers and Creighton, before Nebraska concludes its five home games with North Carolina Central on Saturday, November 20.
The Big Red first hit the road over the Thanksgiving holiday, traveling to California to face Drexel on Friday, November 26, before facing hosts at University of San Diego or Fresno State on the Saturday 27 November. Drexel will be the first of Husker’s three non-conference opponents to win a berth in the NCAA tournament last season. San Diego is coached by former Nebraska assistant coach Cindy Fisher, who is entering her 17th season with the Toreros. Fresno State, which faces San Diego in the tournament’s other first-round game, has won a bid for the WNIT of the 2021 playoffs.
Following the Thanksgiving trip to the West Coast, the Huskers traveled to the East Coast to complete their three-game road swing by fighting Wake Forest in the Big Ten / ACC Challenge on Wednesday, December 1. The Demon Deacons have claimed a spot in the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
The Big Ten / ACC Challenge will provide solid preparation for a week of Big Ten Conference action (December 4-10), before Nebraska’s non-conference schedule ends with a three-game home stand. The Big Red opened the bar when they faced Indiana State on Saturday, December 11, before facing the traditionally strong Drake on Sunday, December 19. The Bulldogs have qualified for the WNIT of the 2021 playoffs.
Nebraska ends non-conference play by colliding with Wyoming on Wednesday, December 22 at Pinacle Bank Arena. The Cowgirls won a trip to the 2021 NCAA tournament after winning the Mountain West Conference Tournament title.
The Nebraska Women’s Basketball Season Ticket Renewal Process is underway through the Nebraska Athletic Box Office.
2021-22 Nebraska Women’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule
November 1 (Monday) – vs Midland (exhibition) – Pinacle Bank Arena
November 9 (Tuesday) – against Maine – Pinacle Bank Arena
November 11 (Thursday) – vs. Prairie View A&M – Pinacle Bank Arena
November 14 (Sunday) – vs. Alabama A&M – Pinacle Bank Arena
November 17 (Wednesday) – vs. Creighton – Pinacle Bank Arena
November 20 (Saturday) – vs. North Carolina Central – Pinacle Bank Arena
November 26 (Friday) – v Drexel – San Diego, CA
November 27 (Saturday) – vs. Fresno State or San Diego – San Diego, CA
December 1 (Wednesday) – at Wake Forest (Big Ten / ACC Challenge) – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
December 11 (Saturday) – State of Indiana – Pinacle Bank Arena
December 19 (Sunday) – Drake – Pinacle Bank Arena
December 22 (Wednesday) – Wyoming – Pinacle Bank Arena
All times will be announced. TV designations and other media information will be announced at later dates. For the most up-to-date schedule and ticket information, visit Huskers.com.