Corn Flakes: Nebraska Basketball Takes A Big Step Forward

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

That's the way it was yesterday when Nebraska learned about their selection to the NCAA tournament against the Baylor Bears along with around 3,500 fans. At 10:00 am, we'll have a photo gallery available of the event.

There isn't a lot of mention of Nebraska nationally, which makes sense. While a win in the NCAA tournament could be the biggest moment in Nebraska basketball history, it would only be a blip on the national stage. That doesn't change it's significance for Husker fans, but don't expect to find a lot of national articles mentioning us in any detail.

The Husker men's basketball took a big step forward this year, from being chosen to finish last in the Big Ten to getting a ticket to the big dance. This in only Tim Miles second year as head coach. The future certainly looks bright, and it would become all that much brighter if Nebraska could upset Baylor.

The NCAA tournament invitation is a step forward, a step towards building a consistently winning program. Hopefully we can keep moving forward.

Miles Ahead: Nebrasketball Season Recap - BT Powerhouse
The Huskers exceed expectations and fought their way to 4th in the B1G and a NCAA bid.

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket, 2014 - The Power Rank

Our algorithms give win probabilities for the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The answers for March Madness appear in this interactive data visualization.

Shows Nebraska with a 42.9% chance of beating Baylor, and a 15.8% chance of advancing beyond that. Those aren't bad odds for beating Baylor, actually.

Six Big Ten Teams Selected For NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - BIG TEN CONFERENCE Official Athletic Site
Six Big Ten teams were selected to participate in the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, and Wisconsin will represent the conference in this year's tournament.

NCAA Tournament 2014 | Baylor draws #6 seed in West Region - Our Daily Bears

A month after appearing totally dead in the water for postseason play, the Baylor Bears' turnaround was rewarded with the #6 seed in the West Region of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

From Baylor's perspective.

March Madness 2014 Bracket - SBNation.com

It's pretty.

Bracketology: Thoughts on the field of 68 - SBNation.com
The 2014 NCAA Tournament field is out, which means it's time for Chris Dobbertean, SB Nation's resident bracketologist, to take a look at his performance and that of the Selection Committee.

NCAA bracket reactions 2014: Breaking down the seeds, storylines - SBNation.com
As is typically the case, the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee provided the sports world with a great deal to argue about in 2014.

Bryce Cotton steals Big East spotlight for Providence in victory - College Basketball - Luke Winn - SI.com
A senior, once overlooked, was owning the new Big East tournament. Doug McDermott, the 6-foot-8 Ames, Iowa, kid who -- you know the story by now -- couldn't get a scholarship from his own pops at Iowa State or any other major-conference team, but will soon win the Naismith and Wooden awards at Creighton, had lived up to the hype at Madison Square Garden.

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