Mascot: Willie the Wildcat
Last time out: Beat Minnesota
Line: Northwestern by 4.5
Typical Rotation Depth: 9
KenPom rank: 76
- Northwestern roasted Nebraska in Lincoln by 24 in a game that wasn't as close as the score indicates. Boo Buie erupted for 27 points.
- Northwestern roasted Nebraska in Evanston by 12 in a game that wasn't as close as the score indicates. Pete Nance went off for 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists
- Bryce McGowens status for this game is unknown.
Nebraska beats Penn St. but there is no way they beat Ohio St. Nebraska beats Ohio St but there is no way they win at Wisconsin. No Bryce and they still pull off the stunner at the Kohl Center. Next on the docket? A Northwestern team that's had Nebraska's number all season.
What answer does Nebraska defensively have for Pete Nance? If the last 10 days are any indication the question is somewhat irrelevant as Nebraska has been winning by outscoring teams. Nebraska's last 4 games in conference have been their best offensive games in conference and it seems to be a team playing at least to the equal of the sum of their parts. Teams this season have torched Northwestern from outside and/or made hay at the FT line. Nebraska is capable of doing both.
Can Nebraska continue to keep their hot streak up or does the Cinderella story end tonight?
Prediction: Nebraska 78 - Northwestern 72