Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

Boise State To Face Washington — NIT


They are a No. 4 seed and will host an opening round contest.

This game will air on ESPN3 at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday March 14. The Bulldogs played the Cornhuskers in a exhibition matchup in October.

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NU (22-10) will be playing in the NIT for the 18th time, more than any Big Ten program.

The Cornhuskers are now 22-10 overall and went 13-5 in Big Ten play during the regular season.

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Drake is among 20 teams selected for the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

If the Huskers don't get in to the NCAA Tournament, they're likely to get a spot in the NIT Tournament, which is announced a couple hours after the NCAA selection show. The changes include: The 3-point line will be extended 20 inches to what the arc is in worldwide play; the lane will be widened 4 feet to National Basketball Association regulation; games will be played in four, 10-minute quarters; teams will shoot free throws after the fifth foul of each quarter; and the shot clock resets to 20 seconds after offensive rebounds. Copeland garnered honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors by both the coaches and media, as he averaged 12.9 points, a team-high 6.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.

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If Nebraska wins, Nebraska will play the victor of top-seeded Baylor against eighth-seeded Wagner in the second round.

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