Date: Wednesday, March 11th
Time: 7:25pm CST
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Record: 19-12 (9-11 Big Ten Conference)
Last Meetings: December 13th, 2020 - Indiana 96 Nebraska 90 (OT) & January 18th, 2020 Indiana 82 Nebraska 74
Indiana ended the season with a losing record in conference play and in tenth place in the Big Ten. Not an ideal situation for Archie Millers third season as head coach. The Indiana faithful are getting restless once again. Expectations are high at one of the basketball blue blood institutions and they will only except mediocrity for so long. (sound familiar?)
The Huskers almost pulled off the upset in Bloomington early in the season but could not finish the job in overtime. The second time the played the Hoosiers had more control of the game and walked away relatively unscathed in Lincoln.
Trayce Jackson-Davis is still dominating at the forward position. He is averaging 13.6 points, 8.1 rebounds while shooting 56.8% from the floor on the season. Nebraska had trouble with him earlier this year and I imagine they will once again. Trayce averaged a very nice 21.5 points, 3.0 assists, and 14 rebounds in the two games he matched up against the Big Red. He was picked as a All Big Ten third team honoree for the season.
Devonte Green leads the guards with 10.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game for the Hoosiers. Not a huge threat so far this season against the Huskers as he has just averaged 4 points, 2.5 assists, and 2.5 rebounds between their two meetings this year.
Indiana is not the most inspiring team in the conference. That’s why there sitting in the ten spot in the tournament and taking on the Huskers. However, they have had the upper hand this season and talent advantage which should send Nebraska flying back to Lincoln on Wednesday.
Huskers might have had a little bit more hope if Cam Mack and Dashon Burke were going to play but their absence leaves little hope for this conference tournament game.
Indiana University 86 University of Nebraska 65