For the second straight game, the Huskers let a second half lead slip away, this time to the Indiana Hoosiers, 79-69. Despite having four players score in double figures, the Huskers were not able to take advantage of numerous scoring chances late in the game to keep pace with Indiana, who outscored NU 43-30 in the second half.
The Huskers were paced by freshman Jack McVeigh who scored 16 points, to match his career high. Andrew White III also tallied 16 points, but had three passes go off his hands and out of bounds on what would be lay-ups, figuring prominently in the outcome.
NU, once again, saw a freshman post player take advantage of the undersized Husker front court. This time it was Indiana's Thomas Bryant, who had 19 points, one short of a career high. NU was also unable to contain the Hoosiers veteran point guard, Yogi Ferrell, who scored a game high 24 points, including 15 in the second half as Indiana mounted their charge.
For fifth consecutive season, the Huskers fall to 0-2 in conference play and 8-7 overall. NU will look to right the ship Tuesday evening when they head to Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes. Tip off is at 8 p.m. and can be seen on BTN.