Nebraska's Ready For Showdown Against Creighton

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The Nebraska men's basketball team knows they have a shot to accomplish something special Thursday night against Creighton.

"It's huge for us. If we can get a quality win like this early in the season we'd have one of the top quality wins in non-conference of anybody in the conference at all," senior forward Brandon Ubel commented.

A Nebraska win over Creighton would be the Huskers fourth-straight at home over the Bluejays and it would also give Tim Miles his first win over a ranked opponent as Nebraska's head coach.

"They're a highly succesful program and we're trying to chase them up there. So I think it's healthy for the state," Tim Miles said.

"It's cool having another team in the state like that off to a good start like us as well. It's gonna be a fun atmosphere," Creighton junior forward Doug McDermott said.

If the Huskers want a win in Thursday's game with Creighton, they'll have to get past a team that returns four starters from a year ago including all-american Doug McDermott.

"I've faced quite a few guys but Doug McDermott is near the top of that list. He's a really good player. He does a really good job of getting angles in the post. Kind of baiting you into thinking you're gonna steal the pass but he just keeps you up and scores over the top," Ubel said.

The Huskers enter Thursday's game confident, but they also want to keep it in perspective.

"It's not a make or break if you lose this game to a Top 25 team. But we're hoping to win so hopefully that won't even be an issue," Ubel said.