Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012 AT 2:41 PM / Updated at 6:31 PM
Huskers-Jays twice a year?
Lee Barfknecht Omaha World-Herald

In a discussion Tuesday with Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles about non-conference scheduling, I asked if he would consider playing Creighton twice a season.

“I don’t know,” Miles said. “It has come up around here, though I don’t remember exactly by who.”

Miles said he hasn’t discussed such a move with Creighton coach Greg McDermott.

The schools played twice in the 1986-87 regular season. Nebraska lost at Creighton on Dec. 6, 1986, and won in Lincoln on Jan. 3, 1987.

NU and CU also have met twice in a season two other times when they were paired in first-round NIT games.

In recruiting news, Wednesday is the first day to sign letters of intent. Miles said he expects to sign three players this week, and has “no earth-shattering news.”

Nebraska’s three oral commitments are from 6-foot-1 guard Tai Webster from New Zealand, 6-7 wing Nick Fuller from Sun Prairie, Wis., and 6-5 guard Nate Hawkins from Dallas.

About Lee Barfknecht

Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald. You can email Lee at