Nebraska’s women’s basketball will face three teams that made the NCAA Tournament in 2021 as part of its nonconference schedule this season.
The Huskers will open the season Nov. 1 with an exhibition game against Midland (Neb.). Five home games follow to the start regular-season play.
Nebraska will face Maine (Nov. 9), Prairie View A&M (Nov. 11) and Alabama A&M (Nov. 14) over six days before welcoming in-state rival Creighton on Nov. 17 and closing the home stand with North Carolina Central on Nov. 20.
The Huskers will spend Thanksgiving weekend in San Diego, facing Drexel on Friday, Nov. 26 and either Fresno State or San Diego on Nov. 27. On Dec. 1, Nebraska travels to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to take on Wake Forest as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Nebraska closes out December with three more home games against Indiana State (Dec. 11), Drake (Dec. 19) and Wyoming (Dec. 22).
The Huskers, 13-13 a year ago, went 1-1 in the Women’s NIT to end last season, beating Tennessee-Martin in the opening round before falling 75-71 to Colorado. The Huskers’ nonconference schedule could include five teams that qualified for postseason play in 2021. Drexel, Wake Forest and Wyoming made the NCAA Tournament while Fresno State and Drake took part in the WNIT.
All times for the nonconference games will be announced at a later date. At this point, Nebraska is planning to have fans in attendance at Pinnacle Bank Arena this season.
“We are so excited to have our great Husker fans back with us at Pinnacle Bank Arena this season,” said head coach Amy Williams. “We are also excited about playing a full nonconference schedule after getting just two non-conference games at home last year. Our players worked hard this summer and will be ready for a challenging season.”
The Huskers return three of their top four scorers from last season in junior guard Sam Haiby, sophomore forward Isabelle Bourne and sophomore guard Ashley Scoggin. Leading rebounder, junior forward Bella Cravens, also returns.