Coaches Roundtable: Building a college basketball schedule isn't easy

Nebraska started last season in the top 25, but after an unsuccessful trip to Rhode Island, the Cornhuskers' season went south. Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports

Among the three of them, Seth Greenberg, Fran Fraschilla and Dan Dakich have more than 40 years of head-coaching experience at the Division I level. Each week, they get together to discuss the hottest topics in college basketball.

1. You three have coached at various levels of college hoops. How difficult is it to build a good schedule?

Fraschilla: The second most important thing behind recruiting is scheduling. If you have a good mid-major team, the opportunity to play quality opponents is limited, and it's never at home. You know that whatever you do in the nonconference doesn't matter because you're going to have to win your league tournament.