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Oklahoma State, Nebraska to meet in neutral-site contest next season

The former conference foes will meet for the first time since Nebraska left the Big 12 in 2011.

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Oklahoma State and former Big 12 foe, Nebraska, will meet on Dec. 16 for a neutral-site, non-conference matchup in Sioux Falls, S.D at the Sanford Pentagon, the schools announced yesterday.

The showdown against a familiar opponent will take place in a familiar venue. If you can recall, Oklahoma State took down Minnesota in a non-conference thriller at the Sanford Pentagon back in late 2015. They won that game 62-60.

The matchup between the Cowboys and Huskers will be the 118th in the series, and with both programs expecting to be improved from last season, this could be a sneaky good neutral-site game. Nebraska is coming off an impressive 22-11 campaign (13-5 in Big 10 play), but were relegated to the NIT due to a weak non-conference schedule.

For Oklahoma State, this is another step toward building a better non-conference schedule. The 2018-19 non-conference schedule now includes games against Minnesota, Nebraska, Houston, South Carolina, and College of Charleston. They’ll also play in the AdvoCare Invitational which features teams such as Villanova, LSU, Florida State, and Memphis.

The Huskers surprisingly own the all-time series record with a 63-54 advantage over the Cowboys.