Published Sunday, March 4, 2012 AT 7:11 PM / Updated at 7:11 PM
Husker foe: Purdue in Game 4
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

Before this season, the Nebraska men’s baskeball team hadn’t played Purdue in 32 years.

Now, the Huskers are set to face the Boilermakers for the second time in two weeks.

NU, the 11th seed, and Purdue, the sixth seed, will meet in the first round of the Big Ten tournament Thursday. Tipoff in the fourth game of the day is set for approximately 7:15 p.m. CST.

Purdue won the first meeting 83-65 in West Lafayette, Ind. The Boilermakers will have a home court advantage at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis. That’s just more than an hour drive from campus.

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  1. TD says:

    Doc’s final house call as Nebrasketball HC.

    1. macjones says:

      Bloody AU CONTRAIRE, y’all small town Lil’ Herbie Good Ol’ Boy Roy’s.

      The Johnny Rebel Chief will be back in the small town Capital town next season. Why, y’all Lil’ Herbie PEASANTS wonder. Because OZZIE is a good ol’ boy of his word, and he surely DOESN’T like to break his small town, Republican word. Eh.

      In other words, ugh, ugh, OZZIE no speak’em with FORK TONGUE. lmao

      1. kevin says:

        Let me try to put this in English, ” Farm town country boys let me negate the previous statement. Sadler will b back in Lincoln, Why ? us poor folk wonder ? Cause Dr. Tom has ethics, values, and morals on what he preaches. As all Republicans do. In other words, Ugh Dr. Tom is a man of his word.”

  2. Handy Johnson says:

    Why don’t you ask Mike Anderson about Dr. Tom and his “word”.

  3. HansJ says:

    Two years ago about this time, after finishing #12 in the Big 12, Doc’s team crushed a very good Mizzou team in the 1st round of the Big 12 tournament. The lads are overdue for a good game. I’m thinking this could be a very enjoyable evening, the first ten minutes should tell the story. By then, after finishing two martinis, an enjoyable evening is assured in any case.