February 6, 2016

NU will send freshmen up against Spartans in Big Ten opener

Nebraska freshman lefty Kyle Kubat, 5-0/2.25 ERA will get the ball for the Huskers on Wednesday as they open up Big Ten Tournament play in Columbus, OH against Michigan State. The Omaha native was 4-0 in the Big Ten play which included a 3-0 record in three starts.  The Spartans are set to throw senior right-hander Tony Bucciferro, who is 5-3 on the year in 14 starts, including two complete games.

Nebraska (34-21, 14-10 Big Ten) makes its return to the postseason for the first time since 2008 when it opens play. Wednesday’s 11:05 (C.T.) matchup will be the fourth all-time meeting between the two programs and the first since 1982 when the Huskers won back-to-back games on March 21 and 22. The Spartans won the first ever meeting, 6-0, on June 12, 1937.

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