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Nebraska basketball sells out 2013-14 season thanks to new downtown arena

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Nebraska football is no longer the toughest ticket in town in Lincoln.

Nebraska basketball finished 15-18 last season and in 10th place in the Big Ten Conference, but a sparkling new arena in downtown Lincoln has helped the program sell out the public allotment of tickets for the 2013-14 season despite those results and has started a wait list.

Nebraska announced Friday the 15,147-seat Pinnacle Bank Arena is sold out aside from tickets the school is required to reserve for visiting teams and approximately 100 student tickets.

The long-awaited $179 million arena is the centerpiece of a development just a few blocks from campus that could revitalize downtown with shopping, restaurants and hotels. The arena replaces the Devaney Sports Center, located away from downtown.

The Huskers' average attendance was 10,352 last season while going 5-13 in what was the toughest conference in the nation, producing four Sweet 16 teams.

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