Nebraska men’s basktball to face Mississippi State in charity exhibition

October 19, 2017

The Nebraska and Mississippi State men’s basketball programs will look to raise money for hurricane victims, as the teams will square off in a charity exhibition game on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 1:00 in Starkville, Miss.

Nebraska and Mississippi State together sought and received a waiver from the NCAA to play the extra exhibition game with the sole purpose to benefit hurricane victims. While admission is free for Sunday’s game, representatives from the MSU Student Relief Fund and the Salvation Army will be collecting monetary donations to benefit Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Mississippi State returns four starters from a team that went 16-16 last season. The Huskers return nine letter winners, including four players who started at least nine games last season. Junior guard Glynn Watson Jr. headlines the returnees, as he averaged 13.0 points per game.