It's the ninth time for MSU to play in the NIT and its first since dropping a 101-96 double-overtime decision in the opening round against UMass in 2012.
The Huskers, who earned their first NCAA bid since facing Syracuse in the 2015 first round at Columbia, S.C., are led on the court by second-team All-Big Ten point guard Hannah Whitish.
Boise State and Washington played a closed scrimmage before the season. The Broncos and Huskies met in a closed-door preseason scrimmage, with the Broncos reportedly winning the session. Palmer was a first-team All-Big Ten pick by the conference coaches, as he averaged 17.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.
There is a very good chance the Huskers don't see their name until the NIT selection show begins at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. She was a senior on Nebraska's 1998 NCAA Tournament squad that advanced to the second round with a win over New Mexico in Norfolk, Va. 25 Arizona State and then-No. Ultimately, it wasn't enough to be make the field of 68.
This season, the Huskers posted a 22-10 overall record, a 13-5 conference mark, a tie for fourth place in the 14-team Big Ten and a 9½-game improvement over a year ago. Three of those six losses were decided by fewer than eight points.
"He's the guy who's got all the scores, all the teams, all that".
The Duck men beat Washington State and Utah in last week's Pac-12 tournament at Las Vegas, Nevada, before falling to USC in the semifinals.
"Essentially by the time we played Ohio State at Ohio State, there wasn't another game we could've won that mattered until the Big Ten Tournament if you look at the quad system and what it was", Miles said.
UW hired Hopkins, a longtime Syracuse assistant, after it fired Lorenzo Romar following a 15-year tenure on Montlake. The NIT semifinals and final will be played at Madison Square Garden in NY.
Instead, while NU's late-season schedule allowed the Huskers to pile up wins, it afforded no opportunities for signature victories. That pretty much sealed Nebraska's fate. 2 Kansas in Kansas City, Mo.
The Oregon Ducks, a year after playing in the Final Four, are headed to the NIT with their young team and a 22-12 season record.