Husker Men, Women Gearing Up For Basketball Season

LINCOLN -- Nebraska will have one of the nation's best college basketball venues with the opening of the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Whether the product on the court is better in coach Tim Miles' second season is the question.  The Cornhuskers bring back starters Ray Gallegos, Shavon Shields and David Rivers from the team that finished 15-18 overall and in 10th place in the Big Ten at 5-13.  Miles was encouraged with how his first team finished. With just eight scholarship players, Nebraska had wins over postseason qualifiers Iowa, Minnesota and Purdue in its last seven games. This season, 10 of the Huskers' 12 scholarship players are in their first or second years in the program.  Nebraska opens Nov. 8 at home against Florida Gulf Coast.  The Nebraska women's basketball team opens its 2013-14 season November 8th with its highest preseason ranking in school history.  The Huskers start the year #12 in the USA Today Coaches Top 25.  Nebraska's first opponent is UCLA, played in the first-ever regular-season basketball game at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  Tip off is Noon.

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People : David RiversRay GallegosShavon ShieldsTim Miles
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