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    Game Day Essentials: Game #29 vs Indiana

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      Nebraska Cornhuskers (17-11) vs Indiana Hoosiers (17-12)

      Location: Assembly Hall

      Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

      Time: 6:00 pm, CST

      TV: BTN

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      Radio: Across the state on the IMG Husker Sports Radio Network, including KLIN (1400 AM/94.5 FM) in Lincoln, KFAB (1110 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington.

      Play-by-play: Kent Pavelka; Color: Matt Davison

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    Indiana Info

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    Head Coach: Tom Crean

    Location: Bloomington, Indiana

    Conference: B1G 10

    Nickname: Hoosiers

    Mascot: None, Gene Hackman

    Last time out: Beat Ohio St

    Typical Rotation Depth: 8-9 players

    Tempo: Pushing it

    Style: Get to the free throw line

    Line: Indiana by 6

    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

    Possible Starters

    Huskers

    0 Tai Webster 6-4 194 Fr

    2 David Rivers 6-7 198 Jr

    5 Terran Petteway 6-6 209 So

    31 Shavon Shields 6-7 219 So

    35 Walter Pitchford 6-10 234 So

    Hoosiers

    11 Yogi Ferrell 6-0 178 So

    22 Stanford Robinson 6-4 193 Fr

    0 Will Sheehey 6-7 200 Sr

    5 Troy Williams 6-7 206 Fr

    1 Noah Vonleh 6-10 240 Fr

    Last Game out

    Indiana came into Lincoln and locked down the Huskers to the tune of 32-19 in the first half. Nebraska figured out the Indiana defenses in the second half and hit 6 of 11 3s in the second half to put up 41 points and win the game 60-55. Four Huskers were in double scoring with Terran's 18 points leading the way. You also might remember this as the game where Nate Hawkins hit a big 3 after passing up the shot twice.

    The Skinny

    The Huskers are a markedly improved team from when they last faced Indiana They've won 6 of their last 8 and found an identity. Indiana still seems to be the same sort of young and talented team that is also inconsistent...the type of team that can beat Michigan and Wisconsin at home but also lose to Northwestern and Penn St.

    The scouting report doesn't change a ton whether or not Vonleh plays in this game..Indiana still has guys capable of filling the lane to block shots regardless. Once again the Huskers will focus on neutralizing Yogi Ferrell and Will Sheehey and hope some random Indiana player doesn't start hitting 3s. On offense the Huskers need to play through the changing defensive looks and make sure the Hoosiers aren't zoning off on a player. If Benny or Tai are going to hang out at the 3 point line they'd better be prepared to occasionally shoot.

    Indiana loves to run the ball, they draw a lot of fouls, and they're playing on senior night against a Husker team that struggles on the road. The Huskers are going use a ton of shot clock tonight to limit the number of possessions, limit the Hoosiers' FT attempts, and to take the crowd out of the game if they can. Expect the Huskers to only push the ball when they can score an easy basket off a turnover prone Hoosier team.

    Indiana is probably a better team than Illinois but they didn't have the luxury of 7 days rest coming into our game. Can Nebraska keep their composure, stick to the game plan, and pull this out? We'll see.

    Prediction: Indiana 63 - Nebraska 60

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    Preview: Nebraska at Indiana - BATTLE OF THE BUBBLES - BT Powerhouse

     

    http://www.btpowerhouse.com/2014/3/5/5473398/preview-nebraska-at-indiana-battle-of-the-bubbles

     

    This is a game that many probably overlooked on their schedule, but it is actually one of the most important for the conference this week.  Both teams are fighting to get into the big dance and a win or a loss here would have massive implications for their at-large hopes.  Nebraska has won 6 of their last 7 games and the Hoosiers have won their last 2 games, which were both over ranked teams.  Both these teams are playing well and a loss would have devastating effects on their NCAA Tournament hopes.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ed: Take the prediction on this one with a grain of salt though

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    Hoosiers Host Nebraska: Try to Tie the Season Together - Crimson Quarry

     

    http://www.crimsonquarry.com/2014/3/5/5474212/hoosiers-host-nebraska-try-to-tie-the-season-together

     

    It's senior night in Assembly Hall and this game means more than anything so far this season. It's not a win or go home game, but the loser is likely completely off (or has no chance of getting on) the bubble. In the infamous words of Walter Sobchak, "Dude, this is a league game, this determines who enters the next round robin. Am I wrong?". Hopefully that means that Nebraska will be entering a world of pain as the Hoosiers and especially Will Sheehey feel the need to run the Huskers out of their gym on senior night.

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