Creighton and UNO basketball to play exhibition game to raise awareness for hurricane relief

Creighton and UNO to play exhibition game
Creighton and UNO to play exhibition game
Posted at 1:54 PM, Oct 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 14:54:34-04

Creighton and UNO will meet in an exhibition game in an effort to raise awareness and financial support for continued hurricane relief efforts.

“Coach Hansen and I, as well as our teams and administrations, are excited about having the opportunity to benefit those in need in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that lost so much from the recent hurricanes,” Creighton head coach Greg McDermott said. “We hope the Omaha community will come together as one to support this worthy cause.”

The two teams will meet at Centurylink Center Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. All seats will be reserved with the cost of $10 per ticket. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster or at the Centurylink Center Box Office.

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"We're honored to play in such an important event with Creighton and to help so many people in need after the devastation brought on by the recent hurricanes in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands," Omaha head coach Derrin Hansen said. "We're grateful to Coach McDermott for the invitation to support such a great cause. He and I have participated in other philanthropic events together over the years, and this is another example of how our two institutions and basketball programs can impact others at a national level."

The two teams have not met since an exhibition game Nov. 8, 2009. The last regular-season meeting between the two was on Nov. 30, 1995.