pregame huddle

Creighton's players huddle up before a game at the CHI Health Center. The Jays' known home nonconference schedule for the 2019-20 season includes matchups against Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oral Roberts, North Florida and Cal Poly. Additional opponents are expected to be announced next week.

Creighton’s first opponent at the Las Vegas Invitational will be San Diego State, CU announced Friday.

The game is at 9:30 p.m. CST Nov. 28.

The other matchup on Nov. 28 is Iowa vs. Texas Tech, which starts at 7 p.m. The winners will meet the next night at 7 p.m., followed by the consolation game.

CU is guaranteed to face an NCAA tournament team. The Hawkeyes reached the second round last season, while the Red Raiders were the national runners-up.

As part of the tournament, each of the top four squads involved were also assigned two additional opponents for home games during the nonconference season. Cal Poly released its schedule this week and will play at Creighton on Nov. 22; North Florida announced this week it will visit CHI Health Center on Nov. 24.

More details regarding CU’s nonconference schedule are expected to be announced next week. Here’s what’s confirmed so far:

Nov. 12: at Michigan

Nov. 22: Cal Poly

Nov. 24: North Florida

Nov. 28: vs. San Diego State

Nov. 29: vs. Texas Tech OR Iowa

Dec. 3: Oral Roberts

Dec. 7: Nebraska

Dec. 21: at Arizona State

TBD: Oklahoma

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