Head Coach: Tom Crean
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Conference: B1G 10
Mascot: None, Gene Hackman
Last time out: Lost to Michigan State
Typical Rotation Depth: 8-9 players
Tempo: Pushing it
Offensive Style: 3pt Blitz
Defensive Style: Outscore the other team, soft at the rim
Line: Indiana by 12.5
Fun Fact : Tom Crean is married to Joani Harbaugh, the sister of John and Jim Harbaugh
Fun Fact : Creaning is listed in the Urban Dictionary as The practice of pulling a scholarship from a college athlete(s) in order to open up a scholarship for a more highly valued recruit.
Educated Guess : Tom Crean actively pays someone to keep up his wikipedia page
Last time vs Indiana
Nebraska was up 3 at the half vs the Hoosiers before Yogi Ferrell and Thomas Bryant came out firing in the second half to grab a 12 point lead they didn't relinquish.
Indiana has been a little up and down lately, going 3-3 in their last 6 games. The important thing to note is that they've gone 2-0 at home during that stretch including a win over Iowa to push their overall home record to 14-0 this year.
Miles talked about limiting Indiana's breaks on offense and making them work for shots so I think you'll see a little less press in this game and probably even Nebraska grinding down possessions on offense as it will be hard to match the firepower of Indiana without Shields. The big man play of Jacobson and Hammond will need to be up to the task against Thomas Bryant tonight as the inside-outside game of a 3pt shooting team like Indiana will make you pay for double teams. Tai Webster and/or Benny Parker will need to step up on both ends of the court as Andrew White probably can't defeat Indiana by himself (can he?)
At the end of the day, we're talking about a road game against a rated team with a style of play (40%+ shot are from 3pt) that we haven't handled all year. Are we disciplined enough to frustrate and slow a team capable of shooting us out of the building?
Prediction: Indiana 74 - Nebraska 62