Huskers enjoy first day at NCAA Tournament

College Station, Texas - Nebraska Coach Connie Yori led the Huskers through a crisp 90-minute practice in College Station, Texas, Friday afternoon as NU made final preparations for Saturday's game with Chattanooga.

Tip-off between No. 6 seed Nebraska (23-8, 12-4 Big Ten) and 11th-seeded Chattanooga (29-3, 19-1 SoCon) in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament is set for approximately 5:30 p.m. NU's game will follow the other first-round matchup between the hosts and No. 3 seed from Texas A&M and 14th-seeded Wichita State, which is set for 3 p.m. Both games will be televised live by ESPN2.

Yori said the Huskers, whose press conference preceded their 2:45 p.m. practice at Reed Arena, were eager to get on the court to start NCAA Tournament play.

"I'm excited to be here. It's like returning to the Big 12 and playing A&M here, like in the Big 12 days. We are going to see a great team tomorrow in Chattanooga," Yori said. "I'm very impressed by what Wes Moore has done with the program over the years. He's got a great program. I think we are going to be highly challenged tomorrow but we are excited to be here."

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