- Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball
Nebraska Cornhuskers University University of Nebraska–Lincoln Conference Big Ten Location Lincoln, NE Head coach Doc Sadler (5th year) Arena Bob Devaney Sports Center
Nickname Cornhuskers Colors Scarlet and Cream Uniforms NCAA Tournament appearances 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998 Conference tournament champions 1994 Conference regular season champions 1912, 1913, 1914, 1916, 1949, 1950
The Nebraska Cornhuskers represent the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in college basketball. The program saw its first game in 1896 playing 7-on-7 basketball. The first collegiate game was against Nebraska Wesleyan University. Through the 2009-10 season, the program had 1,370 wins and 1,218 losses (.529) with 6 NCAA appearances and 16 NIT appearances.
While the University of Nebraska has experienced varying amounts of success for their intercollegiate athletic programs, men's basketball has been an exception. NU hasn't won a conference title since sharing the Big Seven Conference with Kansas and Kansas State in 1950, and they haven't won an outright conference title since going a perfect 12-0 through the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1916.
Nebraska has the distinction of being one of only three BCS programs to have never won a single game in the NCAA Tournament, with Northwestern and South Florida completing the list. In fact, in the over 90 years of varsity competition at the University, the first trip to the NCAA Tournament for Nebraska did not come until 1986. Much of the team's success came under the tenure of Danny Nee, head coach from 1987 to 2000. Nee is the team's all-time winningest head coach with a record of 254-190. Nee led the Cornhuskers to five of their six NCAA Tournament appearances, six bids to the National Invitation Tournament, including the 1996 NIT Championship.
Nebraska hired Doc Sadler from UTEP as men's basketball head coach following the departure of Collier.
As part of the 2010 NCAA conference realignment, Nebraska's basketball team will begin competing in the Big Ten Conference starting with the 2011-12 season.
NIT Tournament success
- NIT Tournament appearances (17): 1967, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011
- NIT Tournament champions (1): 1996
Coach Position Doc Sadler Head Coach Chris Croft Assistant Coach Wes Flanigan Assistant Coach Tracey Webster Assistant Coach David Anwar Director of Operations Jim Shaw Video Coordinator Tony Schamber Team Manager/Player Development
As of July 25, 2010
Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball head coaches
Frank Lehmer (1897–1899) • T. P. Hewitt (1900) • E. Berry (1901) • Fred Morrell (1902) • Walter Hiltner (1902–1903) • R. G. Clapp (1904–1909) • T. J. Hewiat (1910) • O. F. Field (1911) • Ewald O. Stiehm (1912–1915) • Sam Waugh (1916) • E. J. Stewart (1917–1919) • Paul J. Schissler (1919–1921) • Owen A. Frank (1922–1923) • William G. Kline (1924–1925) • Ernest Bearg (1925–1926) • Charlie T. Black (1926–1932) • William Browne (1932–1940) • Adolph J. Lewandowski (1940–1945) • L. F. Klein (1945–1946) • Harry Good (1946–1954) • Jerry Bush (1954–1963) • Joe Cipriano (1963–1980) • Moe Iba (1980–1986) • Danny Nee (1986–2000) • Barry Collier (2000–2006) • Doc Sadler (2006– )
Big Ten Conference men's basketball Teams Championships & awards
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