The Huskers, who have finished in the top three of the final league standings in each of their first four seasons in the Big Ten, earned a first-round bye and will take on the winner of the Ohio State-Indiana game on Thursday. The Huskers went 2-1 against the Buckeyes in Columbus in April, and Nebraska did not face Indiana this season. Ohio State swept a three-game series from the Hoosiers this weekend in Columbus.
Friday’s game will be televised live on the Big Ten Network, along with both semifinals and the championship game. The Huskers are in the bottom half of the bracket, and a win on Friday would put Nebraska in the second semifinal at 5 p.m., with the championship game set for 7:30 p.m.