Toughest: Creighton (Dec. 6), at Oregon (Dec. 15) Next-toughest: Valparaiso (Nov. 15), at Wake Forest (Nov. 27), USC (Dec. 3) The rest: Southern (Nov. 11), Nebraska-Omaha (Nov. 18), Tulane (Nov. 21), Kent State (Nov. 24), Jacksonville State (Dec. 18), Sun Bowl Invitational (Dec. 22-23), Nicholls State (Dec. 29) Toughness scale (1-10): 3 -- The only marquee opponent on this schedule is Creighton, and Nebraska is lucky enough to get Doug McDermott and Co. at home (even if a number of Jays fans are likely to invade Lincoln). A trip to Oregon won't be easy, but when your next-toughest games are home dates with Valpo and USC, your schedule isn't going to rate that highly. And in a rebuilding year, that's OK.
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I think our schedule is perfect for this season. I like the mix of Big Dance calliber teams (at least 3), a couple toss-up games that will give us good experience in should-be close games (4or 5), a mix of games that will let us get alot of guys time on the court to gel, and some road games/tourny that will send us away from home and into power conference sites (more experience). We all wanna see great teams come to Lincoln, but that wouldnt help us in the long term tho. I like the balance to the schedule and am not worried at all about the strength of schedule issue. That will sort itself out in conference play. Quiet honestly, if this is an issue in March, ill be estatic anyways.