The trending "Big Ten After Dark" slogan won't include the Nebraska baseball team Thursday night after all.
Inclement weather forced a postponement of the nightcap of the Big Ten tournament quadrupleheader. Instead of playing at 9 p.m. for a second straight day, the fifth-seeded Huskers (29-20) will meet eighth-seeded Iowa (31-22) in a winners bracket game Friday morning at TD Ameritrade Park. An official start time can't be announced until the Maryland-Ohio State game ends this evening.
Fans who planned to attend the late game can use their Thursday tickets for the Friday makeup regardless of whether they attended other Thursday action. The first regularly-scheduled game between Michigan and the Ohio State/Maryland loser is still set for 3:30 p.m. Tickets for originally-scheduled Friday games will be accepted beginning at 2 p.m.
Both elimination contests finished Thursday before the first round of storms rolled through east Omaha. Second-seeded Michigan walked off third-seeded Illinois 5-4 and fourth-seeded Minnesota bested top seed Indiana 9-4.
The winners bracket afternoon game between Maryland and Ohio State began at 6:35 p.m. after a delay of 1 hour, 35 minutes.
Big Ten tournament rules dictate a game can start no later than 11 p.m. local time.
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