After Nebraska knocked off Miami 60-49 on Wednesday night, the Huskers took a few moments to discuss Sunday’s rivalry game at Creighton.
With seven new scholarship players, the Huskers might need some indoctrination into what the once-a-year meeting means.
“I got a feel for it last year,” said Walter Pitchford, who sat out a transfer season in 2012-13.
For Leslee Smith, who transferred from a junior college, it’s all new.
“But I hear a lot of people talk about it,” he said. “And I really follow that guy, what’s his name?”
Smith meant no disrespect to Bluejays All-American Doug McDermott. He simply drew a blank on the name, so he asked Pitchford.
“McDermott,” Smith said. “I really follow him a lot just to see his game and see his weaknesses and see the way he plays. I’ll give it to him — he’s a really good player. That’s the heart and soul of that team.
“Our main focus is going to be on getting him out of his game.”