Head Coach: Tom Crean
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Conference: B1G 10
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
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
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 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