Lincoln - Five-star recruit and reigning Nebraska Gatorade High School Player of the Year Britt Prince headlines a three-player signing class announced by Husker women's basketball coach Amy Williams on Wednesday.

Prince, a senior at Elkhorn North High School and the No. 28 ranked prospect in the nation by ESPN, joins Amiah Hargrove (Christopher, Illinois) and Lincoln Southwest High School guard Kennadi Williams in Nebraska's trio of 2024-25 newcomers who made their college plans official on Nov. 8.

"Today is an exciting day for Nebraska Women's Basketball with the addition of these three outstanding student-athletes," Williams said. "They are winners that want to be a part of something special. They are committed to developing as people and as basketball players and will fit in perfectly with our team's culture."

Through her first three high school seasons, Prince has totaled 1,790 points, 574 rebounds, 362 assists and 276 steals. The Gatorade and Max Preps Nebraska Player of the Year in 2023, Prince averaged 24.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists while hitting 59 percent of her shots from the floor, including 46 percent of her three-points, and 92 percent of her free throws while playing for her mother and coach Ann Prince at Elkhorn North.

An adidas All-American and a Max Preps Junior Second-Team All-American in 2023, Prince is a three-time Super State and All-Nebraska selection while leading the Wolves to three consecutive Class B state championships. At the 2023 state tournament, Prince totaled 84 points on 29-of-40 shooting, including 10-of-14 from long range. She was also a perfect 16-for-16 at the free throw line. During the regular season, Prince recorded a triple-double with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over Hastings.

“Britt is an extremely gifted athlete and when you partner that with an intense passion for basketball, a work ethic that is unmatched, high character, and a winning mindset, the result is something special," Williams said. "It has been amazing to watch Britt utilize her unique talents to accomplish so much already in her basketball journey, and we cannot wait for that to continue into her college career here as a Husker. Britt’s decision to stay home and represent her home state says a lot about Husker Nation and how special it is to play for Nebraska.”

A talented all-around athlete, the 5-11 Prince finished fifth at the state cross country championships as a freshman, before winning state titles as a member of the 4x400 relay team on the track as both a freshman and sophomore. She also won state gold in the 800-meter run as a sophomore, after taking silver in the event as a freshman. She added another relay gold in the 4x800 relay as a sophomore after taking silver as a freshman.

An Academic All-State selection in both cross country and basketball in 2023, Prince is a member of National Honor Society and the Honor Roll at Elkhorn North.

"I chose Nebraska because I have grown up a Husker fan and I have dreamed about playing for Nebraska ever since I was a little kid," Prince said. "I believe the program is headed in a great direction and I have developed great relationships with both the players and coaches."

Hargrove, a 6-2 wing at Christopher High School in Illinois, averaged 24.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists , 2.2 steals and 1.3 blocks while hitting 62.8 percent of her shots from the field and 85 percent of her free throws as a junior in 2022-23. The three-time Illinois Class 1A all-state selection was the 2023 Associated Press Illinois Class 1A Player of the Year and a two-time Southern Illinois Girls Basketball Player of the Year. She was also a three-time conference MVP and three-time all-conference selection.

An explosive all-around athlete, Hargrove erupted for a career-high 55 points against Salem and 51 points against Cobden. She led Christopher High School to a state runner-up finish after capturing sectional and super-sectional titles. She has also fueled the Bearcats to a trio of conference championships and two regional crowns.

Over the past two high school seasons, Hargrove has totaled 1,408 points, 550 rebounds and 146 steals. Her father, Anthony, was an NFL defensive end from 2004 to 2013. He was drafted out of Georgia Tech by the St. Louis Rams and was a member of seven NFL teams, including the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.

"Amiah is a high achiever in everything she pursues, and we could not be more thrilled to be welcoming her to the Husker family," Williams said. "Her size and athleticism combined with her versatile skill set make her the perfect fit for our team on the court. Her high character, work ethic and drive make her the perfect fit off the court. She has a bright, bright future, and we are so excited it will be while wearing Husker red."

Hargrove also has competed in volleyball, softball and track and field, while earning third-team Academic All-America honors. She was a member of the High Honor Roll and National Honor Society at Christopher and plans to major in marine biology at Nebraska.

Hargrove chose Nebraska over Creighton, Missouri, Illinois and Marquette.

"I chose Nebraska because it was the perfect fit for me," Hargrove said. "From the Lincoln community to the coaching staff, it instantly reminded me of home. I know that sounds cliche, but it is so true. I cannot wait to be a Husker!"

Williams will become a Husker after an outstanding career as a multi-sport star at Lincoln Southwest. The daughter of Husker Head Coach Amy Williams, Kennadi was the 2022 Lincoln Journal Star High School Female Athlete of the Year and the Girls Basketball Player of the Year as a sophomore. She helped the Silver Hawks to a state runner-up finish as a sophomore, scoring 24 points in the Class A state quarterfinal game. During her sophomore season, she averaged 11.9 points, 3.2 assists and 3.0 steals per game while earning second-team Super State honors.

She missed much of her junior year after suffering a knee injury in June of 2022, but returned to the court in mid-February to lead Southwest back to the state tournament, scoring 23 points in the state quarterfinals as a junior.

“It is a special day for us to be officially adding Kennadi to the Husker women's basketball family. She has been passionate about this program since we came to Lincoln, and it is her dream to represent the Huskers and help push this program to national prominence," Williams said. "She is a tough competitor, a gifted athlete, and an amazing teammate who will do whatever it takes to help her team win. I am really looking forward to sharing this experience with her.”

A four-year varsity letter winner in basketball and softball while also starring in soccer at Lincoln Southwest, the 5-4 Williams was a Class A all-state selection and a member of the Nebraska Class A All-Tournament Team in 2022. She was also an honorable-mention all-state choice in 2023. She plans to play both basketball and softball as a Husker. She led Southwest to Class A state semifinal appearance as senior in softball, leading Class A in runs scored. She missed her junior year with injury. As a sophomore, Williams batted .362 with six home runs, seven doubles and 29 RBIs as a shortstop and center fielder while helping the Silver Hawks to a Class A state championship. She also helped the Southwest soccer team to the state tournament.

"I chose Nebraska because I love the culture and team chemistry between all of the girls," Williams said. "It's also close to home."


Game: 2 
Opponent: Florida A&M
Date: Thursday, Nov. 9
Tipoff: 7:01 p.m. (CT)  
Arena:     Pinnacle Bank Arena

Radio: Thursday's game will be carried on the Huskers Radio Network with Kent Pavelka and Jake Muhleisen on the call, including KLIN (1400 AM) in Lincoln, KXSP (590 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington and will also be available on and the Huskers app. The pregame show begins an hour before tipoff.

TV/Online: Thursday's game is not televised, but will be available online at B1G Plus with Jessica Coody and Erick Strickland on the call. To subscribe or for more info, visit

Huskers Continue Homestand with Florida A&M
The Nebraska men's basketball team continues its season-opening homestand on Thursday evening, as the Huskers host Florida A&M in a non-conference contest. Tipoff between the Huskers and Rattlers is set for 7 p.m. and tickets are available for the matchup by visiting, calling 800-8-BIGRED during business hours (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or at PBA beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

Nebraska (1-0) comes off an 84-52 win over Lindenwood on Monday night. The Huskers put five players in double figures led by Sam Hoiberg's 15-point performance off the bench. Nebraska took control of the game in the opening 20 minutes by shooting 57 percent from the floor, including nine 3-pointers, in building a 51-24 halftime lead. The Huskers used a 17-2 first-half spurt to seize momentum and led by as many as 29 while putting up 51 points, NU's highest first half against a Division I opponent since 2019. NU also held Lindenwood to 32.4 percent shooting, including 3-of-16 from 3-point range.

The Huskers' balance was on display not only with five double-figure scorers but with six players grabbing at least five rebounds and six players dishing out multiple assists in a game where no Husker played more than 25 minutes. NU, which was without its top two returning scorers from last season, got strong performances from its newcomers. Rienk Mast and Brice Williams had 13 points apiece, while Josiah Allick added 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Jarron Coleman also added five points, a team-high four assists and six rebounds, as NU's newcomers combined for 47 points, 27 rebounds and 11 assists in the win.

Nebraska now looks to move to 2-0 as the Huskers host the Rattlers for the first time since 2009. Florida A&M comes off a 105-54 loss to No. 8 Creighton on Tuesday night in its opener. FAMU was led by Keith Lamar, who finished with 16 points. The Rattlers have a challenging early season slate with games at Creighton, Nebraska and  Florida (Nov. 14) before hosting Oregon on Nov. 20.

Numbers to Know

746.8 - Miles that Nebraska will travel during non-conference play this season. Nine of the Huskers' non-conference games are at home with trips to Sioux Falls, S.D. (475.2 miles, round trip) to face Oregon State and a road game at Kansas State (271.6 miles). Last year, NU traveled over 6,000 miles (6,053) during non-conference action.

20.3 - Keisei Tominaga was one of the Big Ten's top scorers down the stretch of the 2022-23 season. After Feb. 1, he averaged 20.3 ppg on 56 percent shooting. He joined National Player of the Year Zach Edey and first-team All-American Trayce Jackson-Davis as the only three Big Ten players to average 20+ ppg from Feb. 1 until the end of the season.

96 - C.J. Wilcher is four 3-pointers away from 100 for his Husker career after hitting a pair of 3-pointers in Monday's opener. Wilcher has played in every game over the past two-plus seasons. 

30 - Nebraska shot 30 3-pointers in Monday's win over Lindenwood, which is the most since shooting 32 in an overtime loss to Purdue last December. NU also went to the foul line 29 times. The last time NU shot at least 30 free throws and 30 3-point attempts in the same game was against Nevada in the 2020-21 season.


Looking at Florida A&M
Florida A&M wraps up a two-game road trip in Nebraska following a 105-54 loss at No. 8 Creighton on Tuesday evening. In that game, Creighton used a 22-4 run in the first half to take control. The Rattlers were held to 37 percent shooting, including just 1-of-7 from 3-point range, while Creighton shot 57 percent and enjoyed a 53-21 edge on the glass.  FAMU continues a difficult non-conference slate continuing after Thursday's game. Before the start of conference action, the Rattlers will also make trips to Florida, Iowa, Iowa State, UCF and South Carolina as well as host Oregon in the Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Series on Nov. 20.  

Florida A&M was picked to finish 11th in the SWAC preseason poll. The Rattlers return seven players from that squad and have added several new faces for the year. Dimingus Stevens is FAMU's top returning scorer, as the Seton Hall transfer averaged 8.4 points per game and shot 43 percent from 3-point range last season, but he did not play in the opener.  Jordan Chatman (5.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg), Hantz Louis-Jeune (5.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg) and Chase Barrs (3.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg) all started at least 12 games last year. Against Creighton, senior Keith Lamar, a transfer from South Georgia State, led the Rattlers with 16 points, while freshman K'Jei Parker chipped in 12 markers. 

Robert McCullum is in his seventh season in charge of the Rattlers after previous head coaching stops at Western Michigan (2000-03) and South Florida (2003-07). He guided Florida A&M to winning MEAC records in the school's final four years in the conference (2018-19 to 2021-22), as the Rattlers has not had a winning conference mark since 2006-07. FAMU joined the SWAC in 2022-23 and went 6-23, including a 4-14 league mark.  A long-time college basketball coach, he was most recently at Oregon from 2014-17 before taking the FAMU job. 

Nebraska leads the all-time series, 2-0, but the teams have not met since an 81-56 Husker win on Jan. 5, 2009, at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The teams were scheduled to meet during the 2020-21 season, but that game was canceled because of Covid-19. The Huskers are 28-1 all-time against current members of the SWAC, and the Rattlers are the only SWAC team on the 2023-24 Husker schedule.

Last Time Out: Huskers Blitz Lindenwood in 84-52 Win
Sam Hoiberg’s 15 points led five Huskers in double figures, as Nebraska opened the 2023-24 season with an 84-52 win over Lindenwood on Nov. 6. Nebraska showed a balanced attack with five players in double figures and 10 cracking the scoring column, as the Huskers took control early with a dominant offensive performance. 

Hoiberg tied his career high with 15 points, while Rienk Mast (13), Brice Williams (13), C.J. Wilcher (13) and Josiah Allick (11) all finished in double figures. NU had 19 assists on 27 baskets, including 13 on 17 first-half baskets.

The Huskers shot 57 percent in the first half, including nine 3-pointers, in building a 51-24 halftime lead. NU had a 10-0 run and a pair of 9-0 spurts in the opening 20 minutes, as Hoiberg and Mast combined for 20 first-half points. Lindenwood was within 11-8 at the 14:56 mark of the first half before Nebraska took control with a 17-2 spurt to build a 28-10 lead after two straight baskets from Mast, who hit 4-of-5 shots in the opening half. From there, NU took control from long range, hitting six 3-pointers in the last six minutes of the half in leading by as many as 29 points before taking a 51-24 lead at the break.

Nebraska opened the second half with seven straight points to build a 58-24 lead and led by as much as 36 points before cruising to a 32-point win.

Keenon Cole led Lindenwood (0-1) with 14 points, while Jeremiah Talton added 10 points off the bench as the Lions shot just 32 percent, including 3-of-16 from 3-point range.

Worth Noting

  • Nebraska had nine 3-pointers in the first half of Monday's opener. Last season, NU had only six games with at least nine 3-pointers. 
  • With Monday's win, Nebraska improved to 87-41 (.680) all-time in season openers and has won 21 of the past 23 season openers dating back to an 87-83 setback at Oral Roberts to begin the 2000 season.
  • Sam Hoiberg led NU in scoring for the first time in his career with 15 points against Lindenwood. Hoiberg became the first walk-on to lead Nebraska in scoring in a game since Paul Velander had 20 points in a 73-51 win over Kansas State on Jan. 17, 2009.
  • Nebraska held Lindenwood to 3-of-16 from 3-point range. Last year, Lindenwood shot 36 percent as a team from 3-point range and averaged 7.5 3-pointers per game. 
  • Nebraska’s 84 points vs. Lindenwood is the most since scoring 88 against Boston College on Nov. 30, 2022.
  • Nebraska has scored 70+ points in 10 of the last 11 season openers dating back to the opening of Pinnacle Bank Arena in 2013-14. 
  • Seven of the 12 players who played in Monday's win were making their Husker debut. In fact, C.J. Wilcher was the only player who appeared in both the 2022-23 and 2023-24 openers.

A Quick Look at the Huskers
Nebraska enters the 2023-24 season with its most experienced roster in Fred Hoiberg's five seasons at the helm. The Huskers returned seven letterwinners and three redshirts while adding seven new players to the roster.

  • For the first time since 2018-19 and the third time since 2012-13, the Huskers return more than 50 percent of their scoring from the previous year. 







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  • NU also returns 86 starts, which is the most since the 2018-19 NIT team. That breakdown is as follows:  C.J. Wilcher (26); Keisei Tominaga (25); Juwan Gary (17); Jamarques Lawrence (12); Blaise Keita (5); Sam Hoiberg (1). Wilcher and Tominaga are the only two Huskers who have played in every game the past two seasons.
  • The Huskers return five of their top eight scorers from a year ago, as Keisei Tominaga's 13.1 ppg is the highest for a Husker returnee since James Palmer Jr. in 2018-19 (17.2 ppg).  NU also returns its fourth leading scorer (Juwan Gary, 9.5 ppg) as well as C.J. Wilcher (8.0, sixth), Jamarques Lawrence (5.0, seventh) and Sam Hoiberg (4.1, eighth). 
  • The 2023-24 Huskers are an experienced bunch with nine of the 13 scholarship players in at least their fourth season of college basketball. The group features one sixth-year senior in Jarron Coleman and five others who are in their fifth season of college basketball.  
  • The 2023-24 roster has combined for 766 games, including 409 starts, at the Division I level. That does not include two seasons of junior college basketball for both Keisei Tominaga and Blaise Keita.

Tominaga Named Preseason All-Big Ten
Nebraska senior guard Keisei Tominaga was honored on Oct. 6, as he was one of 10 players selected to the preseason All-Big Ten team.  The 10-member team included four unanimous selections: Terrence Shannon (Illinois), Jahmir Young (Maryland), Boo Buie (Northwestern) and Zach Edey (Purdue). Edey, the reigning national player of the year, was tabbed as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year. 

Tominaga becomes just the third Husker to be named preseason All-Big Ten since Nebraska joined the conference in 2011-12, joining James Palmer Jr. (2018) and Terran Petteway (2014). Last season, he averaged 13.1 points per game on 53 percent shooting, including 40 percent from 3-point range, while appearing in all 32 contests.  Tominaga led the Huskers in 3-pointers with 66 and was one of only six players nationally to average double figures and shoot 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range and 85 percent from the foul line. 

During Big Ten play, he led NU in scoring at 14.2 ppg to rank 15th in the conference while also ranking among Big Ten leaders in field goal percentage (.512, seventh) and 3-pointers per game (2.3, sixth) as he shot 41 percent from beyond the arc. He had seven of his nine 20-point games during Big Ten contests, including a career-high 30-point effort against Penn State, and added 23 points in NU’s loss to Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament.

Tominaga has not played since suffering an ankle injury in the first half against Doane on Oct. 29.

3 Quick Keisei Bullets

  • • Tominaga had seven of his 10 career 20-point games over the Huskers' final nine contests of 2022-23.
  • • He was one of six players in Division I basketball to average double figures while posting 50/40/85 shooting splits in 2022-23.
  • • In Big Ten play, Tominaga shot 63.4 percent from 2-point range, the highest percentage for any Big Ten player who averaged double figures on the season (

Husker Post Trio Returns for Opener
After being short-handed in the frontcourt against Doane because of injuries, Rienk Mast and Josiah Allick made their NU debuts against Lindenwood. The pair combined for 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting along with 14 rebounds and five assists.  The pair helped limit Lindenwood to 32 percent shooting.

  • Allick led NU in both rebounds (eight) and steals (two) while hitting 4-of-5 shots from the floor. The Lincoln native is a career 55 percent shooter in college, including stints at UMKC and New Mexico. Last season, he shot 57 percent from the field in helping the Lobos to 22 wins and an NIT appearance. 
  • Mast showed his skillset with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting, six rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes of work. The 6-foot-10 forward was a first-team All-MVC selection who was second in the league in rebounding and fourth in field goal percentage in 2022-23. 
  • Freshman Matar Diop, who missed the exhibition game with an illness, made his Husker debut with three points and a rebound in five minutes of work. 

Huskers to Be Challenged in 2023-24
Nebraska will play 12 games this season against ranked teams or teams receiving votes in either the Associated Press or the USA Today Coaches preseason polls. 

  • Nebraska's home schedule features three preseason top-10 opponents in No. 3/2 Purdue, No. 4/4 Michigan State and No. 8/8 Creighton. In addition, NU also hosts three other teams receiving votes: Wisconsin; Indiana; and Ohio State.
  • Nebraska travels to No. 25/RV Illinois and also makes trips to four other teams that received preseason votes in Kansas State, Maryland, Indiana and Ohio State.
  • Last year, the Big Ten had 12 teams which reached postseason play, including NCAA teams that reached the NCAA Tournament. 

Huskers Complete Spain Trip with 3-0 mark
Nebraska made its first overseas trip since 2019 and went 3-0 against teams in Madrid (89-84, OT), Valencia (86-83) and Barcelona (82-62) despite having just nine players available for the trip.  

C.J. Wilcher led five Huskers who averaged double figures with 17.0 ppg, while Brice Williams (16.3 ppg) and Eli Rice (16.0 ppg) both averaged at least 16 points per game. Redshirt freshman Cale Jacobsen led NU in rebounding at 8.3 per game and tied Jarmarques Lawrence for the team high in assists per game (4.3 apg).

Tominaga, Mast Spend Summers with National Teams
A pair of Huskers spent the summer representing their national teams in international events. Rienk Mast represented the Netherlands in the FIBA Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament in Turkey, while Keisei Tominaga played for Japan in the FIBA World Cup.  

  • Mast played in all three games for the Netherlands, averaging 6.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game as the team posted a 1-2 record. His best performance was an eight-point, seven-rebound effort in a win over Belgium.
  • Tominaga played in all five games for Japan, averaging 11.4 points per game in helping the team qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics as the highest finishing team from Asia. He was named player of the game in the win over Cape Verde, finishing with 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field, including 6-of-8 from 3-point range. Of the five NCAA players who played in the World Cup, Tominaga was the only one to average double figures. 

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Husker Transfer Haul
Nebraska made a big splash in the transfer portal, adding five players to the roster for 2023-24. The group includes Josiah Allick (New Mexico), Jarron Coleman (Bradley), Rienk Mast (Bradley), Ahron Ulis (Iowa) and Brice Williams (Charlotte). The group brings impressive credentials to the Husker program and has combined for more than 4,300 points and 2,100 rebounds. 

Mast was a two-time All-Missouri Valley Conference pick and finished third in MVC Player of the Year voting in 2022-23. Coleman (Mid American) and Williams (Conference USA) were both second-team all-conference honorees, while Williams was the MVP of the 2023 College Basketball Invitational. Williams (CBI), Ulis (NCAA) Allick (NIT) and Mast (NIT) were all part of postseason teams in 2022-23. 

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Husker Roster has International Flavor
NU’s roster has had an international flavor in recent seasons and that trend will continue in 2023-24. Four Huskers hail from overseas, including Keisei Tominaga (Moriyama Nagoya Aichi, Japan), Matar Diop (Dakar, Senegal), Blaise Keita (Bamako, Mali), and Rienk Mast (Groningen, Netherlands).  
In five seasons under Hoiberg, NU has had players on its roster from a host of countries, including Australia, Canada, England, France, Iceland, Lithuania and Slovenia. 

Quick Hitters

  • Nebraska improved its win total from 10 to 16 games in 2022-23. NU was one of four Big Ten teams which increased its win total by at least six games last season (also Northwestern, Maryland and Penn State). Of Nebraska’s 16 losses this season, 12 were against NCAA Tournament qualifiers. 
    Nebraska has impoved its season record in each of the last three years under Fred Hoiberg and increased its win total in each of the last two seasons. If Nebraska can increase its win total in 2023-24, it will mark the first time since the mid-1960s (1963-64 to 1965-66) that the Huskers increased their win total for three straight years.
  • The Huskers posted five wins over teams which made the NCAA Tournament (Creighton, Iowa-2; Penn State, Maryland) and two others against teams which made the NIT (Rutgers and Wisconsin).
  • Nebraska's nine Big Ten wins were the most since winning a school-record 13 Big Ten games in 2017-18. It was NU's third-highest conference win total since joining the Big Ten in 2021-12. In all, 11 Big Ten teams reached postseason play, including eight NCAA Tournament teams, in 2022-23.
  • Nebraska tied a school record with its four overtime games in 2022-23, matching a mark which has been set six other times (also 2019-20, 2007-08, 1996-97, 1986-87, 1979-80 and 1955-66) and went 3-1 in OT games. Nebraska's three overtime wins were the most for the program since the 1986-87 team won a school-record four overtime games.
  • Nebraska had multiple All-Big Ten selections with Derrick Walker and Keisei Tominaga. It marked the first time since 2017-18 that NU had multiple all-conference picks. Walker became the first Husker to receive second team or higher All-Big Ten honors since James Palmer Jr. in 2017-18. 
  • Derrick Walker became the first Husker to ever lead Nebraska in scoring, rebounding and assists in the same season. He was one of just 11 players nationally - and two in power conferences - that led his team in all three categories. He was selected to the NABC All-Star game at the Final Four, marking the Huskers' first selection to the event since 2019
  • Nebraska’s biggest improvement in 2022-23 came on the defensive end of the floor. The Huskers jumped over 100 spots nationally in defensive efficiency from the previous year and ranked in the top 35 nationally before season-ending injuries to Juwan Gary and Emmanuel Bandoumel in January. Nebraska allowed 8.6 fewer points per game in 2022-23, a total which tied for sixth nationally and second most among power conference teams. 

Husker Coaching Staff Returns intact
Nebraska's full-time coaching staff remains the same as it was during the 2022-23 season with Nate Loenser, Adam Howard and Ernie Zeigler joining Head Coach Fred Hoiberg on the Husker bench. 

  • Loenser begins his third season on the Husker staff. He joined the Husker program after spending five seasons with the Chicago Bulls organization. Loenser was an assistant coach for the Bulls under both Fred Hoiberg and Jim Boylan for three seasons. He also served as the Bulls' video coordinator and head coach of the Windy City Bulls. Loenser worked with Hoiberg at Iowa State for two seasons.
  • Howard is in his second year on the coaching staff. He was selected to participate in the 2023 TopConnect Basketball Symposium, an event featuring some of the nation’s top assistant coaches. Prior to joining the NU staff, he spent four years at South Alabama, helping the program to 75 wins in that span after the program had seven straight losing seasons. In 2021-22, South Alabama won 21 games, the school's highest total since 2008. Howard also coached at Troy, Tennessee, Southern Miss and Morehead State after playing collegiately at Western Kentucky.
  • Zeigler is also in his second year at Nebraska. He joined the NU staff in August of 2022 after spending six years on Ben Howland's staff at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs had four postseason appearances between 2018-22. Zeiger spent six seasons as the head coach at Central Michigan (2007-12) and previously served stints at UCLA, Pittsburgh, Kansas State, Detroit and Bowling Green.

Single-Game Tickets on Sale Now
Single-game tickets for the 2023-24 Nebraska men’s basketball season are on sale now.  300 Level seats are now available for all 2023-24 games. The Big Ten Conference games as well as the matchup against Creighton are priced at $11 apiece, while the remaining non-conference games are priced at $8 per game. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office at 800-8-BIG-RED during business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday).

The Huskers’ 20-game home schedule features 10 teams that reached postseason play last season, including Big Ten champion Purdue as well as Michigan State and Creighton.


The Nebraska women’s tennis team travels to Florida to compete in the North Florida Fall Invite, Nov. 10-12. 

Graduate Maja Pietrowicz, seniors Isabel Adrover Gallego, Raphëalle Lacasse and Anfisa Danilchenko, juniors Lucy Loy, Jillian Roa and Ana Zamburek, and freshman Maria Taranova will all be competing. The Huskers had a successful fall season so far with a 42-31 singles record and a 33-20 in doubles overall. Newcomers Taranova and Pietrowicz have both had a stellar start with eight wins in singles play and are 4-0 in doubles play.

Tune in to the Nebraska women’s tennis socials for updates and more tournament information.


The No. 9 Nebraska wrestling team looks to continue its early-season success this week when Campbell visits the Devaney Center on Friday night. The dual, which will be streamed on Big Ten Plus, marks the second-straight season the teams have squared off against one another on the mat. The Huskers defeated the Camels 37-6 on the road in 2022-23.

Last Time Out: The Huskers dominated North Dakota State, recording five bonus-point victories to defeat NDSU (0-1, 0-0 Big 12) 31-12 on Saturday afternoon.

Up Next: The Huskers will travel to Annapolis, Md., for the Navy Classic on Nov. 18.

No. 9 Nebraska’s Projected Lineup:
125: #13 Caleb Smith Gr. • High Point, N.C. (1-0)
133: #31 Jacob Van Dee RFr. • Union City, Pa. (1-0)
-OR- Kyle Burwick Sr. • Hettinger, N.D. (0-0)
141: #4 Brock Hardy So. • Brigham City, Utah (0-0)
149: #1 Ridge Lovett RJr. • Post Falls, Idaho (1-0)
157: #3 Peyton Robb Sr. • Owatonna, Minn. (1-0)
165: #14 Antrell Taylor RFr. • Millard, Neb. (1-0
-OR- Bubba Wilson Jr. • Manhattan, Kan. (0-0)
174: Elise Brown Ton So. • Allen, Texas (0-1)
184: #9 Lenny Pinto So. • Stroudsburg, Pa. (1-0)
197: #7 Silas Allred So. • Muncie, Ind. (1-0)
HWT: Harley Andrews RFr. • Wichita, Kan. (0-1)

Campbell’s Projected Lineup:
125: Anthony Molton RSr. • Crest Hill, Ill. (0-0)
-OR- Cooper Shore Fr. • Saint Paris, Ohio (0-0)
-OR- Zander Phaturos So. • Waynesburg, Pa. (0-1)
133: #12 Dom Zaccone RSr. • Orland Park, Ill. (1-0)
141: Shannon Hanna Gr. • Lakeland, Fla. (2-2)
-OR- Chris Rivera RJr. • Orlando, Fla. (1-0)
149: Justin Rivera RJr. • Orlando, Fla. (2-3)
157: #33 Troy Nation Gr. • Land O’ Lakes, Fla. (0-0)
-OR- Hagen Heistand So. • Dow City, Iowa (6-1)
165: Dom Baker So. • New Kent, Va. (4-1)
174: #24 Austin Murphy Gr. • Cincinnati, Ohio (4-1)
184: #24 Caleb Hopkins Gr. • Palmer, Alaska (3-2)
197: #26 Levi Hopkins RSr. • Palmer, Alaska (4-1)
HWT: #15 Taye Ghadiali RSr. • Warren, Mich. (5-0)


The Nebraska cross country team is set to take on the NCAA Midwest Regional in Stillwater, Okla. on Friday, Nov. 10. The women’s race begins at 10:30 a.m. and the men’s race starts at 11:30 a.m.

Nebraska will be one of 37 teams taking the Greiner Family Cross Country Course on Friday.

The Husker women head into Friday ranked fourth in the regional, right behind Northwestern. The Wildcats finished sixth at the Big Ten Championships, right ahead of Nebraska’s seventh-place finish.

The top two teams in each of the nine regional sites automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships, along with the top four regional finishers not from an automatic qualifying or at-large team. After regionals, the NCAA DI Cross Country Subcommittee selects 13 at-large teams and two at-large individuals.

Last Time Out
At the Big Ten Championships, the Husker women finished seventh with 193 points, tying their best team finish at Big Tens. In 2011, Nebraska finished seventh during its first season in the Big Ten.

Ali Bainbridge led the way for NU, clocking a 21:42.8 to finish 19th. The freshman from Sioux Falls, S.D. was Nebraska’s No. 2 runner the last two meets, finishing eighth at the Gans Creek Classic (21:08.7) and second at the Platte River Rumble (21:04.16).

Hannah Godwin claimed 40th with a time of 22:14.9 and Berlyn Schutz took 43rd with a 22:16.3. Brynna McQuillen ran a 22:28.3 and Taya Skelton crossed the line at 22:31.4, providing 51st- and 53rd-place finishes.

On the men’s side, Trevor Acton finished 60th with a time of 25:56.2. Jerry Jorgenson (26:41.1), Sam Kirchner (26:41.6) and Colby Erdkamp (26:42.4) placed 92nd, 93rd and 94th. Cal Puskar rounded out the scoring runners with a time of 26:47.5 to place 99th. The team finished 12th with 351 points.

Live results will be available through PT Timing and a livestream will be provided on

Meet Information
Host: Oklahoma State
Date: Friday, Nov. 10
Participating Teams: Bradley, Chicago State, Creighton, DePaul, Drake, Eastern Illinois, Illinois, Illinois State, Illinois-Chicago, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas State, Loyola (Ill.), Minnesota, Missouri, Missouri State, Nebraska, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Omaha, SE Missouri, SIU Edwardsville, Saint Louis, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Southern Illinois, Tulsa, Western Illinois, Wichita State
Course: Greiner Family Cross Country Course
Course Map: Women's 6K and Men's 10K Map
Starting Times: Women – 10:30 a.m. | Men – 11:30 a.m.
Live Stream:
Timing & Results: PT Timing

Women’s Lineup
Ali Bainbridge
Hannah Godwin
Brynna McQuillen
Cami Merickel
Emma Ralston
Berlyn Schutz
Taya Skelton

Men’s Lineup
Trevor Acton
Eric Carothers
Colby Erdkamp
Jerry Jorgenson
Sam Kirchner
Cal Puskar
Grant Wasserman