Men'sNCAA Selection Show Watch Party Announced for Sunday
Lincoln – The Nebraska men's basketball team willhost an NCAA selection show watch party Sunday afternoon at Pinnacle BankArena.
The event will be free and open to the public, as Husker fans areinvited for the largest NCAA watch party in Lincoln. Select Pinnacle Bank Arenaconcession stands will be open for the Sunday's event, as the arena doors willopen at 4 p.m. and the program will begin at 4:30 p.m. The NCAA Selection Showbegins at 5 p.m. on CBS.
Behind Big Ten Coach of the Year Tim Miles, the Huskers finishedthe regular season with a 19-12 record following a 71-67 loss to No. 24 OhioState in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals. The Huskers, who are looking fortheir first NCAA bid since 1998, enter the postseason winners of 10 of theirlast 13 contests.
Huskers Invite Fans to Free NCAA Selection Show Watch Party Monday
Lincoln - The Nebraska women's basketball teaminvites fans to join the Big Ten Tournament Champion Huskers at the NCAATournament Selection Show Watch Party on Monday, March 17 at Pinnacle BankArena.
Fans are encouraged to join the Huskers as they celebrate theannouncement of their seed and destination for the first and second rounds ofthe 2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, which will be announced live onESPN at 6 p.m. (CT). The event will be held in the main arena with the ESPNSelection Show being shown on the center cube. The event will last untilshortly after 7 p.m., with the conclusion of the Selection Show on ESPN.
Admission to the Selection Show Watch Party is free and doors toPinnacle Bank Arena will open at 5 p.m. Select concession stands will be open,while Sports Nightly on the Husker Sports Network will also originate live fromthe arena starting at 6 p.m.
The No. 13 Huskers closed the regular season with a 25-6 overallrecord, which included a 12-4 Big Ten mark, and a perfect 3-0 record at lastweek's Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The BigRed not only captured their first Big Ten women's basketball title, theyalso claimed the first conference tournament title in Husker history.
Big Ten Player of the Year Jordan Hooper joined Big Ten TournamentMost Valuable Player Rachel Theriot on the all-tournament team. Hooper andTheriot, who were both first-team All-Big Ten selections, were joined bysecond-team All-Big Ten honorees Emily Cady and Tear'a Laudermill, and Big TenAll-Defensive Team member Hailie Sample in powering the Huskers to a 12-1record over their final 13 games this season.
Nebraska, which has matched the second-highest victory total inschool history (25) for the second straight season, will also try to advance toits second straight NCAA Sweet 16. If the Huskers can win two games in thisyear's tournament, they will return to Pinnacle Bank Arena for the 2014 NCAALincoln Regional, Saturday, March 29 and Monday, March 31.
The Huskers, who are looking to advance to their third NCAA Sweet16 in the past five years, will be hosting NCAA Tournament games in Lincoln forthe first time since 1993.
Nebraska has already sold more than 5,000 all-session andsingle-session tickets for the Lincoln Regional, and tickets will be onsale the night of the NCAA Selection Show Watch Party. Fans can also purchasetickets right now at Huskers.com.
Courtesy UNL Sports Information