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Nebraska Men’s Basketball in Matchup with the Indiana Hoosiers: Preview and Game Thread

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Did you know that over the past 22 games that Nebraska is 17-5? Insane.

That obviously tracks back to the end of last season but that is still impressive.

They will be meeting up against a 10-3 team in Indiana that is more than capable of sending Huskers fans back down to the dumps of despair.

Nebraska is currently averaging 77.6 points per game which is the most they have averaged since the 1992-1993 season. It’s 10 more points per game compared to this point last season.

Back to that 1992-1993 season, that team earned an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament and was a ten seed. A few huskers on that team were Erick Strickland and Eric Piatkowski. That team was led by Danny Nee.

Nebraska will be going for it’s 5th straight win. Will it get it?


Pertinent Info

Time: 8:07 p.m.

Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE.

TV: Big Ten Network with Kevin Kugler and Shon Mooris.

Radio: Wednesday’s game will be carried on the Huskers Radio Network with Kent Pavelka and Jake Muhleisen on the call, including KLIN (1400 AM) in Lincoln, KXSP (590 AM) in Omaha and KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington and will also be available on Huskers.com and the Huskers app. The pregame show begins an hour before tipoff

Looking at Indiana from Huskers.com:

Indiana opens 2024 with a 10-3 mark and riding a three-game win streak after downing Kennesaw State, 100-87, on Dec. 29. Indiana shot 61 percent from the field, including 7-of-15 from 3-point range, and put six players in double figures. Malik Reneau had 34 points and 11 rebounds while Trey Galloway had 14 points and seven assists in the victory.

Reneau has been one of the breakout players in the Big Ten, as he averages 16.2 points per game on 60 percent shooting and 5.7 rebounds per game. Ware, an Oregon transfer, is averaging 14.9 ppg on 55 percent shooting and is among the Big Ten leaders in rebounding (8.9 rpg) and blocked shots (1.5 bpg). In all, Indiana has five players averaging double figures. Indiana has done most of it without Xavier Johnson, as he has missed the last seven games because of injury.

Former Indiana All-American Mike Woodson is in his third season at the helm of the Hoosier program. Woodson spent eight-plus seasons as an NBA head coach, guiding the Atlanta Hawks (2004-10) and the New York Knicks (2012-2014). He guided his teams to a trio of Eastern Conference semifinal appearances (2009, 2010, 2013) during his head coaching tenure. Woodson was the 1980 Big Ten Player of the Year before playing 11 seasons in the NBA.

Nebraska and Indiana meet for the 27th time on Wednesday and the 18th time since the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011-12. Indiana leads the all-time series, 19-7, but the Huskers are 6-11 against the Hoosiers since NU joined the Big Ten (6-10 regular season; 0-1 Big Ten Tournament). Nebraska looks to snap a seven-game losing streak to the Hoosiers dating back to the start of the 2019-20 season.