Nebraska announced on Friday that the start of the Huskers’ nonconference series with Kansas State has been pushed back to 2021.
The Huskers and Wildcats were originally scheduled to face off against each other this season at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City on Dec. 19 with home and road meetings to follow in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
With the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically altering the college basketball season and limiting nonconference opportunities, the series will now begin at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Dec. 19, 2021.
The neutral site game in Kansas City has been moved to Dec. 17, 2022, while the Wildcats will host the third meeting during the 2023-24 season.
Kansas State leads the all-time series between the former longtime conference rivals 127-93 as the series dates back to the 1905-06 season. Kansas State won 61-57 in the last meeting on Deb. 23, 2011. Nebraska’s last win against the Wildcats came in 2009.
Earlier on Friday, Nebraska confirmed the reports from Thursday that the Huskers will host Georgia Tech in this year’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The annual meeting with Creighton is still up in the air, as is Nebraska’s involvement with the 2020 Golden Window, a multi-team event set to take place in Lincoln in late November.
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.