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For a change, people are excited about Nebraska basketball. It’s easy to see why, too, what with Tim Miles’ track record and gregarious personality, and a young nucleus headlined by sophomore Shavon Shields. And then there’s the state-of-the-art Pinnacle Bank Arena, Nebraska’s new $179 million home this winter.

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The place is ridiculously nice – at least it looks that way from the photo the team posted to its Facebook page Wednesday. It’s so new and so pristine that the photo almost looks fake.

The court also looks great. Two-tone hardwood isn’t always easy on the eyes, but the state outline of Nebraska is a terrific touch. Two-tone or not, it’s a big improvement from what the Huskers had the past couple of years at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Nebraska opens the arena with an exhibition vs. Nebraska-Kearney on Monday, Nov. 4.

About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.

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Faygo on 8/8/2013 @ 5:12pm EDT Said:

Beautiful, no doubt. It will be a nice place for the Spartans to put a beatdown on the Huskers.

Doug Barkdull on 8/8/2013 @ 5:28pm EDT Said:

an excellent venue for Nebraska fans to watch all 5 of their Big Ten Wins next year

Roger Wolf on 8/8/2013 @ 7:54pm EDT Said:

Next come up with a basketball team

indianahuskerfan on 8/8/2013 @ 8:58pm EDT Said:

Be careful Big Ten teams, the Huskers are going to surprise a few teams this coming year both in Lincoln and on the road. Nebraska has the coach, the facilities, assistant coaches and developing the players to be competitive in this league. As a Husker Football fan, it’s fun to enjoy watching Nebraska basketball now too.

PoliticsofTime on 8/9/2013 @ 2:16pm EDT Said:

5 wins??? You’re a moron! Hell, last year we won 6 against Big 10 teams with a team put together with nothing more than spit and popsicle sticks. Our starters were beaten regularly in practice by transfers redshirting. Our recruiting class was on par with Wisconsin’s. Expect at least 8 wins in B1G play.

t7w0c1 on 8/9/2013 @ 5:58pm EDT Said:

That’s why we built the place so we could hopefully get a team. we are still going to struggle this year with no big man. However, future has been brighter than its ever been. If we do get smoked at least it will be with style.

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