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Nebraska Basketball: Nebraska falls to Indiana on the road 80-64

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Nebraska couldn't stop Indiana at Assembly Hall and loses a tough game on the road.

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Nebraska loses another tough game, 80-64, against Indiana. Nebraska played well in the first half but Indiana pulled away in the second half in the blowout win. This was a win Nebraska needed to help their resume. I think we can finally say the Huskers won’t be able to make the NCAA Tournament, unless they win the Big Ten Tournament. But this season isn’t over Husker fans. Nebraska can still win some games down the stretch and get a NIT bid.

The Good

Jack McVeigh had the best game of his career with 17 points. He went 3/6 from beyond the arc and that’s what Nebraska needs from him. Without Shavon Shields, Nebraska needed another player to step up. And McVeigh has been. That’s good news for Nebraska down the stretch. Andrew White III also had 17 points. You can’t count on White III scoring 35 points every game. I’ll say this, Nebraska misses Shavon Shields. Hopefully we can see him back on the court before the season ends. Only time will tell.

The Bad

Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like teams always shoot lights out against Nebraska. That doesn’t seem fair but that’s just the way it is. Indiana shot 53% from the floor and made 9 three pointers. Their defense also played lights out at times and really bothered Nebraska. But credit Indiana. They’re not one of best teams in the Big Ten but they’re one of the best teams in the country. But don’t worry Husker fans. I truly believe the future is bright. This team could be really special next season. I don’t want to get your hopes up, but the majority of this team will be back. The future is bright.

What Is Next?

Nebraska does have some winnable games down the stretch. They have Penn State and Northwestern on the road. They also have Purdue and Ohio State and home. Maybe the Huskers can win 3 out of 4 of those games. 17-18 wins is very much attainable for this team. Nebraska’s next game is Saturday against Ohio State. Tip-off is 5:00 PM at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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