The Tim Miles era officially begins for Nebraska basketball Sunday evening as the Huskers host Southern University at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Tipoff is set for 6:05 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center and will be carried across the state on the 29-station Husker Sports Network, including primary flagship stations KLIN (1400 AM/94.5 FM) in Lincoln, KFAB (1110 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington with Kent Pavelka and Matt Davison calling all of the action. The game can be heard for free on Huskers.com and also available on the Huskers' app on iOS or android devices.
Live video streaming of Sunday's game will be carried on the Big Ten Digital Network (video.btn.com) with Marc Zak and Ryan Swanigan on the call, as the exhibition game is one of four regular-season Husker basketball games on BTDN in 2012-13.
Tickets for Sunday's season opener can be purchased for as little as $5 by visiting Huskers.com, by calling 1-800-8-BIGRED or by visiting the Devaney Center Ticket Office 90 minutes prior to tipoff. Sunday is Military Appreciation Day, as all active or former military personnel can receive free upper bench seating with a military ID. Tickets can be picked up at the Nebraska Ticket Office during business hours (Mon-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or prior to Sunday's game at the North Concourse Ticket Office.
In addition, fans that purchase tickets to the Nebraska-Southern men's game can use those tickets to see the 18th-ranked Husker women's basketball team take on Temple at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday.
The Huskers are coming off a 68-40 win over Midland in an exhibition game on Wednesday night. Dylan Talley led a balanced offense with 10 points and seven rebounds, as 11 of the 12 players who saw action broke into the scoring column. Six players had at least eight points, including Andre Almeida, who had nine points and eight rebounds in his first game action since March of 2011. The Huskers improved as the game progressed, hitting 47 percent from the floor in the second half after hitting on 32 percent in the opening 20 minutes. NU used a 16-3 run in the final five minutes of the first half to build a 12-point halftime lead.
Southern will be playing its second game of the weekend, as the Jaguars face Iowa State in their season opener on Friday night in Ames.